Mangalore: Justice Santosh Hegde Releases Book on Bunts' History, Culture
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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (PS)
Mangalore, Nov 7: ''Bunts in History and Culture'' a book by Mangalore University former history professor Dr B Surendra Rao was released at a ceremony at T V Raman Pai Convention Centre here on Sunday November 7.
The book is based on historical sources and is an attempt to reconstruct the history of Bunts of Dakshina Kannada from the early times to the present. The team of research scholars visited more than 200 Bunt houses and interviewed people in villages and towns from Byndoor to Kasargod for the book.
The programme was organised by Rashtrakavi Govinda Pai Research Centre, Udupi, in association with the World Bunts Foundation Trust.
Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde released the book in the presence of various dignitaries. Speaking on the occasion he said that the contribution by the Bunts community towards various fields like politics, science, culture has been remarkable, and added that he was proud to belong to the Bunts community.
Archeological Survey of India former joint director general Dr K V Ramesh was the guest of honour. Erya Laxminarayana Alva presided. Dr K Chinnappa Gowda, registrar, Mangalore University gave a brief introduction of the book.
Dr KR Shetty, project director, World Bunts’ Foundation, K Jairaj B Rai and Dr H Krishna Bhat among others were present.