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Yaksagana is one of the theatre form of Karnataka-generally described as folk, but possessing a strong classical connection. Although the name signifies the music of celestial being, it is an...

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This edition of book was issued in Hardcover. The volume of the book is 252 pages (approximate value, can be different depending on the edition). First book "Yaksagana" was published in 2002.

Original Title
Yaksagana
ISBN13
9788170173571
First Published
2002 year
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Hardcover
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English
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Yaksagana is one of the theatre form of Karnataka-generally described as folk, but possessing a strong classical connection. Although the name signifies the music of celestial being, it is an amalgam of the sky with the earth. The auhtor was the foremost authority on yaksagana and had been working on all its aspects namely dance, music and literature, since 1930.

He has sp Yaksagana is one of the theatre form of Karnataka-generally described as folk, but possessing a strong classical connection. Although the name signifies the music of celestial being, it is an amalgam of the sky with the earth. The auhtor was the foremost authority on yaksagana and had been working on all its aspects namely dance, music and literature, since 1930.

He has spent many decades travelling to remote villages within Karnataka to inspect and study every yaksagana manuscript, the earliest going back to 1651A.D. He has put together his findings in this work in english. The present volume is a revised edition of his earlier book, with additional material and illustrations.

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Kota Shivaram Karanth was a Kannada writer, social activist, environmentalist, Yakshagana artist, film maker and thinker. He was described as the "Rabindranath Tagore of Modern India who has been one of the finest novelists-activists since independence"by Ramachandra Guha. He was the third person among eight recipients of Jnanpith Award for Kannada the highest literary honour conferred by the Govt Kota Shivaram Karanth was a Kannada writer, social activist, environmentalist, Yakshagana artist, film maker and thinker.

He was described as the "Rabindranath Tagore of Modern India who has been one of the finest novelists-activists since independence"by Ramachandra Guha. He was the third person among eight recipients of Jnanpith Award for Kannada the highest literary honour conferred by the Govt. of India. Shivaram Karanth was born on 10 October 1902, in Kota near Udupi in the Udupi district of Karnataka to a Kannada family.He was influenced by Gandhi's principles and took part in Indian Independence movement while he was in college.

He did not complete his education and went to participate in the Non-cooperation movement and canvassed for khadi and swadeshi for five years up to 1927. By that time Karanth had already started writing fiction-detective novels, to begin with as well as plays. Karanth was an intellectual and environmentalist who tremendously contributed to art and culture of Karnataka.

He is considered one of the greatest novelist in Kannada. Apart from his 47 novels, he also wrote 31 plays, four short stories, six books of essays and sketches, thirteen books on art, 2 volumes of poems, 9 encyclopedias, and 100+ of articles on various issues and subjects, including a history of world art in Kannada and a work on Chalukyan sculpture and architecture, a standard treatise on the Yakshagana (with which dramatic form, his name is identified), a three volume book of knowledge for children, a four volume encyclopedia on science for grown ups, 240 children's books, six books on travel, two books on birds, three Travelogues, an autobiography. He has received several literary awards,.Namely, Jnanpith Award, Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Academy award and Pampa Award.

He passed away on 9th December 1997 in Manipal, Karnataka.

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