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17 Responses to “Announcement: Jeremy Seabroook coming”
The invitation is in English, the function does not seem to have even one Kannada writer, though there is a Tamil writer invited. One gets the impression that the book is intended for ‘phoren’ readers.
I had the same feeling as chet. But, thanks, andy for educating. it is indeed sad that someone like me who thinks of myself as fairly knowledgeagle about KKK (kannada,kannadiga, and karnataka) is not aware of Prof Settar.
I wonder who is to blame? Probably to some extent Settar himself, more media (kannada and english) and then maybe ourselves.
I like the idea of crying about Kannada culture in English. Namma jeevanopaayakke lagge haakiroru kannnada arivillada mandi thaane?
Such intellectual, inward looking, exercises in futility as Sugata’s are the reason why the Naaraayana Gowdas are taking over the Kannada mindset. Even Chandrasekhara Patil, a reputed mind person, has become their fellow traveler.
Those of us who use this forum as a place to shed our tears about Kannadigas and Kannada are no exception. Rats in a maze.
No worries about the readership. I guess we do have a lot of folks who have this trepidation about language, medium of instruction, the future of kannada. It touches many realms emotional, social & professional. We have seen that it stikes a chord with most and did evoke a lot of responses. Better to consolidate and have it a greater audience than not to try at all.