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Author: K B S Ramachandra

Once my craze for English came under control, the craze for Kannada began. During those days [i.e. the early 20th century], for people of my age, a prominent name amongst living legends was Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856–1920). “Tilak is singularly brave; everyone else falls short in comparison with him; Tilak

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I vividly remember the opening ceremony of the abalāśrama[1]. It must have been in 1909 or 1910. That day of celebration started with the traditional nāgasvaram[2]. The weather was pleasant with sunshine; it was neither too warm nor too cold. Many important people of the city were present. The most

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ಸಾವಿರ ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಗೂ ಮೀರಿದ ಕನ್ನಡಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಚರಿತ್ರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇಪ್ಪತ್ತನೆಯ ಶತಮಾನದ ನವೋದಯಸಾಹಿತ್ಯವನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಪುನರುಜ್ಜೀವನದ ಸುವರ್ಣಯುಗವೆಂದು ಹೇಳಬಹುದು. ಈ ಕಾಲದ ಅನೇಕಕವಿಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಲೇಖಕರು ಬಹುಭಾಷಾಕೋವಿದರಾಗಿದ್ದುದಲ್ಲದೆ ವಿವಿಧಪ್ರಾದೇಶಿಕಭಾಷಾಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಗಳ  ಸಮೃದ್ಧಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕಝರಿಗಳಿಂದ  ನೇರವಾಗಿ ಸ್ಫೂರ್ತಿಗೊಂಡು ಬಗೆದುಂಬಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಮೂಲಕ ಆ ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ ನಿಂತ ನೀರಾಗಿದ್ದ ನಮ್ಮ  ತಾಯ್ನುಡಿಯ ಹೊಳೆಯ ಹರಿವನ್ನು ಹೊನಲಾಗಿ ಹಿಗ್ಗಿಸಿದರು. ಕನ್ನಡದ ಮೇಲೆ ಬಂಗಾಳಿ ಭಾಷೆ ಹಾಗು ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದ ಪ್ರಭಾವವು ಹತ್ತೊಂಬತ್ತನೆಯ ಶತಮಾನದ ಪ್ರಮುಖವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗಳಿಂದ ಮೊದಲಾಯಿತು. ವಿಶೇಷವಾಗಿ ಅಧ್ಯಾತ್ಮಿಕಗುರುಗಳು, ಸಮಾಜಸುಧಾರಕರು ಹಾಗೂ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರವಾದಿಗಳಾದ ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ ಪರಮಹಂಸ (೧೮೩೬–೧೮೮೬),

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Of the many twists and turns in the Ramayana, the most troubling one is that of Rama abandoning Sita based on the public perception of her character. The background The difficult period of vanavasa (forest stay) was over. The trauma of losing his beloved and all the troubles to recover her

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One of the favorite pastimes of people interested in Indian epics – Ramayana and Mahabharata, is to compare Rama with Krishna, specially to take actions performed by Rama and speculate on how Krishna would have handled the situation. On all delicate situations faced by Rama, specially where his actions seem unpalatable,

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