Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Since childhood, I have been reading lots in both english and kannada. I just love kannada literature. I think my interest in kannada literature is a gift from mom. Her knowledge about kannada prose and poetry is very intense and she herself is also a very good writer.

"Mankuthimmana Kagga" by D.V.G. is one of the best books I have read so far. Kagga is kavya i.e poetry. It is definitely one of the masterpieces in Kannada. This book consists of 945 poems and each poem spans 4 lines. They are somewhat similar to Kabir's dohas. They are very intense but yet very simple. In fact, even today there are lot of seminars held to discuss this book, the philosophies mentioned in this book. It is a great experience to read this book. You can call "Mankuthimmana Kagga" as the common man's Bhagavad Gita.

Intha adhbhutha kruthi bareda nimage namellara hrudaya pooravaka namanagalu, DVG.


Tenali said...

Kudos to DVG. Tho I have not read , I have heard man. It's someting kind of REALITY BITES sort off scenario.

Madhooo said...

You should read the book sometime,@tenali.:)