BLOG 1- LITERATURE.
Mr. B,A, Nagesh M.A.,
Karnataka has a rich cultural heritage. Kannada literature has produced many Jnanapith awardees. Regional languages like Telugu, Tamil, Tulu and Konkani have produced many scholars and these regional languages have enriched Karnataka culture.
The earliest work on Kannada is Kaviraja marga. Pampa.s Vikramarjuna Vijaya is based on the Mahabharata. This is the earliest epic.
The 12th century saw the emergence of Veerasaivism. This period saw the end of the dominance of Sanskrit in Kannada literature.
Dvaita philosophy was propounded by Purandhara dasa through keertanas which enriched Kannada literature..
The Vijayangar empire produced scholars in Kannada,Telugu and Sanskrit. Krishnadevarraya himself was
A great scholar and the Ashtadiggajas adorned his court.
The Wodeyars of Mysore encouraged literary pursuits. Chikkadevaraja and Nalmadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar were great cholars.
English literature influenced Kannada writers the foremost of them being B.M.Srikantaiah. The period saw the translation of many English works into Kannada.
Dasa sahitya was characterized by prominent writers of the Dalit community who wrote about the travails of their community.
The feminist movement saw the emergence of several prominent women who questioned the male supremacy in Kannada literature.
1.Who is the Kalidasa of Karnataka?
2.What is folk literature?
3.How did Veerasaivism influence Kannada literature?
4.Name a few Veerasaiva poets and writers.
6/Who is the father of Karnatic music?
7.Name important writers of the Wodeyar dynasty and their works.
8.What is the Navodaya movement?
9.Name prominent women writers.
10.Name prominent writers of the Dalit samudaya.