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Critique of Masti's works released

Special Correspondent

Chief Minister Yeddyurappa launches the two-volume work


The volumes contain expert comments on the works

They are edited by Mavinakere Ranganathan


BANGALORE: Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa released the much-awaited two-volume colossal work, Masti Samagra Sahitya Avalokana (a critical outlook of Masti's complete works), here on Saturday.

The volumes contain expert comments on various aspects of the Jnanpith award winner Masti Venkatesha Iyengar's works by over 160 established writers and literary critics belonging to the three major schools of Kannada literary tradition in the last 100 years.

The volumes, brought out by the Kolar-based Dr. Masti Venkatesha Iyengar Trust, also contain the editorials Masti had written as the editor of Jeevana, a monthly Kannada news magazine (now defunct), letters he had written, lectures he had delivered on various occasions and other addresses. The over 1,600-page work is edited by writer, filmmaker, publisher and president of the trust Mavinakere Ranganathan.

Writing under the pseudonym Srinivasa, Masti has authored 123 works in Kannada, beginning Rangana Maduve in 1910 to Maatugaara Ramanna (1985) in different literary forms such as novels, plays, essays, short-stories and poetry. Mr. Yeddyurappa, who sat through the over 120-minute event, promised that he would instruct the authorities concerned in the Bangalore Development Authority to provide a site to the trust for constructing a Masti Sahitya Samskruti Bhavan in Bangalore.

He also promised that he would instruct the Directorate of Public Libraries and Kannada Book Authority to purchase 1,000 copies of Masti Samagra Sahitya Avalokana.

He would talk to the Mayor of Bangalore on the feasibility of naming an important street in the city after the revered writer.

Secretary Kannada and Culture B.R. Jayaramaraje Urs released three novels, which won the annual Masti manuscript awards for novels for 2010 and short story award for 2009.

While Saraswathi Nataraj of Bangalore, Kamala Hemmige of Thiruvananthapuram and Usha Narasimhan of Mysore bagged the first three prizes for their manuscripts Mane, Kechhillada Bege and Kaaminiya Talpa, respectively, Sumangala bagged the short story award.

Mr. Mavinakere Ranganathan welcomed the gathering. The chairman of the Karnataka Sahitya Academy, M.H. Krishnaiah, and literary critic C.N. Ramachandran spoke on the work.

Writer G.N. Ranganatha Rao spoke on the methods followed for selecting the manuscripts for the award. Scholar M. Chidannadamurthy presided over the event.

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