BANGALORE: Udayabhanu Kala Sangha, a south Bangalore organisation active in literature, culture and social service, has stepped into its 50th year.
It has released five monographs on illustrious Kannadigas to mark the occasion.
During its golden jubilee year, it plans to release 50 such books.
The series, edited by noted scholar Dr PV Narayana, is called Udayabhanu Suvarna Pustakamale. Twenty books are already out.
In the current bunch of five, the prolific writer, biographer and folklorist G S Bhat has written the inspiring story of Yakshagana legend Chittani Ramachandra Hegde.
Dr B P Radhakrishna was a famous geologist, and his story is told by another geologist TM Shivashankar.
Prof B Krishnappa, founder of the Dalit Sangharsha Samiti, is credited with shaping the dalit movement in its initial years.
His activism, which ushered in huge changes in land-holding patterns, has now been documented by Dr S R Keshava, who teaches economics at Bangalore University.
Science writer Prof J R Lakshmana Rao inspired many, and his monograph is authored, appropriately, by another science writer Dr T A Balakrishna Adiga.
Theatre artiste Yamuna Murthy's story is told by fellow artiste Bhargavi Narayana.
The books are neatly produced, and should be of help to anyone interested in knowing more about distinguished achievers whose lives may have gone undocumented otherwise.
(Each biography is priced at `60, Udayabhanu Kala Sangha, Kempegowda Nagar, Bangalore. Ph: 2660 9343)