Kannada Language Chair, CIL/SLL&CS organizes book launch and discussion on book Gadāyuddhaṁ

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Saturday, 16 February 2019
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Saturday, 16 February 2019
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Kannada Language Chair, CIL/SLL&CS organizes book launch and discussion on book Gadāyuddhaṁ
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Kannada Language Chair, CIL/SLL&CS

 

Cordially invite you to the launch and discussion of the book

 

GADĀYUDDHAM

(10th century Classical Kannada text in English)

By

Prof. V G Hegde 

Centre for International Legal Studies, School of International Studies, JNU

 

Chief Guests

Prof R V S Sundaram, Mysore University

Ms. Ammel Sharon, University of Pennsylvania

 

Gadāyuddha   Gamaka by

 Shri Krishna Kulkarani, Vijayapura

Tekkekere Subrahmanya Bhat, Bangalore

 

Gadāyuddha  Harikatha by

Dr. Laxmana Das and troop, Kolar

 

 Gadāyuddha  Yakshagana by

Idagunji Mahaganapati Yakshagana Mandali, Keremane

 

February 16, 2019; 2 pm onwards

Convention Centre, Audi-2

 

Gadāyuddhaṁ is a celebrated classical Kannada text written by most powerful poet Ranna of tenth century. He retold Mahābhārata on the model of ādi kavi Pampa’s Vikramārjuna Vijayam. Most of the critiques treat Gadāyuddhaṁ  as a static text, solidified   in time  and space. However, this popular text is not just a ‘text’, but expanded itself over the centuries to become a family of literary and performance traditions in Karnataka, yielding to the social imaginaries and the historical aspirations of artists, sculptors, musicians, and many others.  Such multiple narratives should have been a part of understanding Gadāyuddhaṁ text.  

This program intends to illustrate how Gadāyuddhaṁ  has been recreated in gamaka, harikata and Yakshagana  tradition to reach much wider audience.