‘Bhyrappa stuck to his conscience’

BANGALORE: Well-known Kannada poet C P Krishnakumar (CPK) has said that novelist S L Bhyrappa became famous through controversies. Speaking at a seminar titled ‘Clash of Values in Bhyrap

Published: 12th January 2012 03:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:13 PM   |  A+A-

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Novelist S L Bhyrappa being felicitated at a seminar organised by Vijaya College in Bangalore on Wednesday | EPS

BANGALORE: Well-known Kannada poet C P Krishnakumar (CPK) has said that novelist S L Bhyrappa became famous through controversies.

Speaking at a seminar titled ‘Clash of Values in Bhyrappa’s Literature’ organised at Vijaya College on Wednesday, he said, “Bhyrappa cannot be termed as a critic. There are a lot of arguments, controversies, differences of opinions about him. But still he is one of the most liked Kannada writers. He was the one who expanded the boundaries of Kannada language. Many of his works have been translated into various languages.”

CPK further said the Bhyrappa’s unique quality was that he is mainly bound to his conscience than to social traditions and he did not stick to any policies. Through his writings he has proved himself as a good story writer too, he felt.

Chairman of Kuvempu Bhasha Bharathi Pradhikara Dr Pradhan Gurudutt said,  “Bhyrappa is widely regarded as one of Kannada’s foremost modern day writers with his fame reaching the heights of Himalayas. His personality surpasses others. He is the emperor of literature who has highlighted various burning issues like education, corruption and advocated feminism in his works.”

Critic Prof C N Ramachandran said there is a need to publish the collection of papers presented  in such seminars in the form of books. “The publication of such books is really rare. If ten such seminars take place, the presented in only one of them comes out as a book. If such books are brought out, people will not forget about these seminars,” he regretted. ‘Adigara Kavya :Ondu Punaravalokana’, a collection of the papers of a seminar of Dr M Gopala Krishna Adiga was released.

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