Kannada poetry Kannada, is the language spoken in Karnataka. who wrote in an archaic style of Kannada called Halegannada (figuratively “Old Kannada”). An unique attempt was made by The Department of Public Instruction, Hassan to bring the poems of Kannada, English and Hindi prescribed for. because it helps us to understand his English poetry by giv ing a new perspective of a different language aid culture. Not that Ramanujan’s Kannada poems are.

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Kannadais the language spoken in Karnataka. Karnataka has eight Jnanapeeth award winners, the highest honor bestowed for Indian literature. From the period of Adikavi Pampawho proclaimed his wish to be reborn as a little bee in the land of Kannada, Kannada poetry has come a long way to Kuvempu and Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre.

Kannada poetry has been traced back to around 5th century A. D, though none of those early works have been found. The earliest extant poetry in tripadi meter are the Kappe Arabhatta records of C.

The first well known Kannada poet was Adikavi Pampa who wrote in an archaic style of Kannada called Halegannada figuratively “Old Kannada”. His Vikramarjuna Vijaya is hailed as a classic even to this day. With this and his other important work Adipurana he set a trend of poetic excellence for the Kannada poets of the future.

Kannada poetry called vachanaswere pithy comments on that period’s socialreligious and economic conditions. More importantly, they hold a mirror to the seed of a social revolutionwhich caused a radical re-examination of the ideas of castecreed and religion. One of the important ideas coming out of this revolution was the view that Work is worship and a path to spirituality.

Kannada poets have the unique distinction of sowing the seeds of one of the richest forms of classical music: South Indian Carnatic music. The Dasas or saints, around 15th century, sang the glory of God through poems.

These poems called Padas were usually of 10 to 20 lines. They expressed the desire of the Bhakta or devotee to be one with God. This form of poetry was highly amenable to musical composition and exposition.

This music evolved into the highly sophisticated and codified Carnatic music. The Haridasas spread the message of peace, love and bhakti in their Dasa Sahityawhich are also popularly known as Devaranamas.

Navodaya figuratively means a new birth. The early 20th Century saw a reincarnation of Kannada poetry which had been dormant for a few centuries. This genre was highly influenced by Romantic English poetry.

Srikanthaiah who started this movement of sorts with his translation of a few critically acclaimed English poems of the Romantic period. Shri advocated a movement away from reliance on Sanskrit, as traditional Kannada poetry had done, and borrow from more modern English poets and genres.

Many educated Kannadigas halegannaa, especially those were in haleganndaa teaching professionrealised that they need to express themselves in their mother tongue and started writing poetry in Kannada. Kuvempu is a case in point who was convinced by his professor of British origin that he should write in his mother tongue.

Kuvempu went on to become a “Rashtrakavi” national poet. His love of nature, realisation of the greatness of man’s spirit and the vision to see the blend of nature and Hxlegannada made him more than Kannada’s Wordsworth. Another interesting case is that of Shivaram Karanth who was a man of great intellectrock-solid convictions and a profound social sense. He was known as the Leonardo da Vinci of Karnataka.


Indian Independence in brought with it the promises of freedom and a new genre sprouted in Kannada poetry.

The torch-bearer of this tradition was Gopalakrishna Adiga. The Navya poets wrote for and liked poejs intellectuals. The sophistication in the use of language and the importance of technique to poetry reached new heights in this genre.

Kannada poetry in the last 50 years has been closely related to social aspects. The caste system gave rise to the Haleganbada and Dalita genres of poetry. The atrocities against women and the general ill-treatment meted out to them in Indian society gave rise to the Stri Woman genre of poetry.

Kannada poetry has won eight Jnanapeeth awards, the second highest for any other Indian language after Hindi. The popularity of poetry is gauged in terms of the response that the educated and interested elite give. But the real popularity of poetry is when common people sing it. Popular appeal is not very easy to achieve for any form of poetry; especially when audiences are not kept in mind.

Old Kannada

Kannada poetry has a few instances of such mass popularity. Kumaravyasa ‘s retelling of the Mahabharata is recited in homes even today. Bhavageete figuratively “emotion poetry” has popularized haleganmada Kannada poems and has people humming them. Kannada, is the language spoken in Karnataka.

Kannada poetry

From the period of Adikavi Pampa, who proclaimed his wish to be reborn as a little bee in the land of Kannada, Kannada poetry has come a long way to Kuvempu and Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre. Pre-history Kannada poetry has been traced back to around 5th century A. Kannada poetry called vachanas, were pithy comments on that period’s social, religious and economic conditions. More importantly, they hold a mir Look up Kannada in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Kannada may refer to: Old — CEPosms — CE and Modern —present ;[8] and its literary characteristics are categorised as Jain, Veerashaiva and Vaishnava—recognising the prominence of these three faiths in giving form to, and fostering, classical expression of the language, until the advent of the modern era.

The language has roughly Kannada is also spoken as a second and third language by over Kannada is attested epigraphically for about one and a half millennia, and literary Old Kannada flourished in the 6th-century Ganga dynasty[11] and during the 9th-century Rashtrakuta Dynasty. Several minor languages, such as Tulu, Konkani, Kodava, Sanketi and Beary, also use alphabets based on the Kannada script. Other scripts similar to Kannada script are Loems script[4] which included some elements from the Kadamba script[5]and Old Peguan script used in Burma.

The character set is almost identical to that of other Brahmic scripts. Consonantal letters imply an inherent vowel. Letters representing consonants are combine Indian poetry and Indian literature in general, has a long history dating back to Vedic times. Poetry in foreign languages such poemss Persian and English also has a strong influence on Indian poetry. The poetry reflects diverse spiritual traditions within India. In particular, many Indian poets have been inspired by mystical experiences.

Poetry is the oldest form of literature and has a rich written and oral tradition. The Ramayana and the Mahabharata, which were originally composed in Sanskrit and later translated into many other Indian languages, and The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature and Sangam literature are some of the oldest surviving epic poems ever written.

Indeed, the epic form prevailed and verse remained until very recently the preferred form of Hindu literary works. Hero-worship is a central aspect of Galegannada culture, and thus readily lent itself to a literary tradition that abounded in epic poetry and literature.


The Puranas, a massive collection of verse-form histories of India’s many Hindu gods and goddesses, followed in this tradition. The metres used include some metres borrowed from other traditions, and indigenous metres. Kannada literature, especially Old Kannada poetry, clearly exhibits the importance poets placed on metre. This can be seen in the number of types of metre used in Kannada poetry.

Nagavarma I wrote a fairly complete work on prosody c. Amshas are named as Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra ba The Kannada people known as the Kannadigas and Kannadigaru[4] are a Dravidian ethnic group who speak Kannada as their mother tongue and trace their ancestry to the Indian state of Halegannadw. After a millennium of disintegration from Old Kannada into various languages,[10][11] sister languages[12] and Kannada dialects, modern Kannada stands among 30 most widely spoken languages of the world as of D Settlement in Karnataka is found to be existent at least from the 2nd millennium BC as explored in Brahmagiri archaeological site near Chitradurga district, central Kannada poetry dates back many centuries, to before the time of Adikavi Pampa.

The genre was further developed after Indian independence with poets including Gopalakrishna Adiga. A Gopalakrishna Adiga K. Nissar Ahmed Jalegannada U. Narasimhaswamy 26 January — 27 December was an Indian poet in the Kannada language. His most popular collection of poems Mysooru Mallige has seen more than thirty two reprints[1] and sought as an ideal gift for newly married couples in Karnataka.

He had his early education in Mysore. He married Venkamma in Tiptur in He often portrayed his wife as the inspiration for his poems which mainly deal with romance in married life.

Vachana sahitya is a form of rhythmic writing in Kannada see also Haletannada poetry that evolved in the 11th century CE and flourished in the 12th century, as a part of the Sharana movement. The word vachanas literally means ” that which is said”.

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These are readily intelligible prose texts. Devara Dasimayya who lived in the mid 10th century is considered the first proponent of lingayatism. Vachanas and Sharana movement Palm leaf with Vachanas 11th – 12th century.

Basavaadi Sharana’s Vachanas are their experiences in the process of Jalegannada realization. Kannada cinema, also known as Chandanavana,[3] is the Indian film industry based in the state of Karnataka where motion pictures are produced in the Kannada language.

The Kannada film Industry sometimes metonymously referred to as Sandalwood is the fourth largest film industry in India after Hindi cinema, Telugu cinema and Tamil cinema by box-office performance.

As ofthe Kannada film industry based in the city of Halegannzda produces more than films each year. A Stanza from Kavirajamarga which praises the people for their literary skills Kavirajamarga Kannada: Some historians believe Kavirajamarga may have been co-authored by a poet in the king’s court, the Kannada language theorist Sri Vijaya.

From references made in this writing to earlier Kannada poetry and literature it is clear that a considerable body of work in prose and poetry must have existed in the preceding centuries.