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Much like Togere Nanjundashastri, the Nanjundashastri of Kadaba was a traditional scholar. A person with complete mastery over both Sanskrit and classical Kannada. If the scholar from Togere was well-versed in Epigraphical Literature, the one from Kadaba had a deep knowledge of music. He has written an insightful article about

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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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हृदि तरसा विदितरसा तदितरसाहित्यवाङ्न मे लगति | कविलोके न विलोके भुवि लोकेशस्य शाहजेरुपमाम् ||   Vāñcheśvara was the great-grandson of Govinda-dīkṣita. He was also called ‘Kuṭṭi-kavi’ (‘Little poet’), and there is an interesting anecdote behind this nickname. Shahaji was a famous king, who belonged to the family of the Bhosles, who ruled over

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बालोऽहं जगदानन्द न मे बाला सरस्वती । अपूर्णे पञ्चमे वर्षे वर्णयामि जगत्त्रयम् ॥ Over the centuries, Sarasiva, a small village in Mithila, has been the home to many great scholars, well versed in as many as six shastras. In the 14th century, there was a father-son duo that dominated the scene: The father Bhavanathamishra

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इत्यर्थ-क्वथितं चैवा- प्येतिभावाख्य-तेमनम् । सज्जीकृते सुभुक्त्यर्थं तुष्यताद्भवदाशयः ॥ We have seen that Mallinatha, lost in his scholarly activities, didn’t spend quality time with his wife. Studying difficult works of shastra was his favourite pastime. This was, in a way, not unreasonable: In order to write commentaries on the works of prodigious scholar-poets like Kalidasa,

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