By Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network—Mumbai (RD/CN)
Mumbai, Feb 28: “Tulu culture can be introduced to the world through its English translation. Meanwhile, Kannadigas also need to have in-depth knowledge of Tulu culture. The author Ravi Ra Anchan has put in his efforts in this regard. More and more columnists and litterateurs in the metro ought to take interest in penning their works on Tulu culture from their experiences. Tulu culture and the splendour of folklore deserves further study,” said Ravindranath Sirivara, proprietor, Sirivara Prakashana, Bangalore.
Sirivara was the chief guest speaking at the release of Anchan’s ‘Uligamanya Vyavastege Sidida Mayandal,’ and Dr K Savitri Mangalore’s ‘Kalkurti – Kalkuda’, both Kannada and English pictorial books, during the function held at Karnataka Sangh Vishveshvarayya auditorium, Matunga (West), on Sunday February 27.
Both books have been published by Bangalore-based Sirivara Prakashana on the occasion of annual day celebrations of metro-based Veera Kesari Kala Vranda and Kannadiga Kalavidara Parishat – Maharashtra.
Arathi Printers proprietor P K Salian released both the books on the occasion.
Ravi Ra Anchan, Dr K Savithri Mangalore, her son Sacchith K S, Veera Kesari Kala Vranda president Ramesh Shetty Payyar, Kannadiga Kalavidara Parishat- Maharashtra president S T Vijaya Kumar Tingalaya, life insurance professional MDRT R K Shetty, stage artiste Mohan Marnad, and stage director Arvind Shetty Kojakolli were present on the dais.
Speaking on the occasion, Anchan said that the folklore values of Tulu culture have to reach the masses. “It’s an opportune time for other authors to pen their works in order to foster the rich Tulu culture by understanding its various facets,” he said.
Sacchith said that his mother Dr Savithri is a researcher in her own right and also proficient in English. Journalist Dayasagar Chowta compered the programme.