'Muddana's Contribution to Kannada Literature Immense'

from Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (SMK)

Mumbai, Mar 6: "In the history of Kannada literature Muddana was a legendary creator of both prose and verse. We should feel proud that he hailed from Tulunadu. His contribution to Kannada literature will ever be remembered. He has enriched the Kannada literature with his poems while carving a niche for himself," said noted writer and critic Dr Sunita M Shetty.

She was delivering presidential address on 'Tulunada Sahitigala Upanyasa Malike- 1' organized by Bunts Association, Mumbai. 

She further added that, though Muddana had financial constrains it never stopped him from creating amazing literary works. He was much inspired by yakshagana and it is evident in his literary expressions, particularly in his short stories and novels. His disagreement with colonial rule was also clearly depicted in his literary works.

First session of the seminar 'Kavi Muddana: Life and Work' was inaugurated by Dr Padmanabha Shetty by lighting the lamp. He was of the opinion that Muddana is a role model for young generation. His selfless work, dedication and commitment should be an inspiration for budding writers.

In following lectures known writers and critics Prof Sitarama R Shetty, Dr Taltaje Vasant Kumar and Jayaprakash Nidwannya presented papers on "Adbhuta Ramayana and Shrirama Pattabhisheka", Shri Ramashwamedha-Ratnavati Kalyana" and "Kumara Vijaya Yakshagana Prasangagalu" respectively.

Bunts Association cultural and literary wing secretary Ananda P Shetty welcomed the gathering. Poet Bhoja Shetty delivered introductory remarks. Premanath Shetty delivered the vote of thanks.


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  • U RAJARAMA SHETTY, uppala Kasaragod

    Sun, Dec 07 2014

    I understand that Nandalike Muddana was basically speaking Kannada Kundapur side and was not very CONVERSANT WITH Tulu..is this correct

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