Kannada Sahitya Sammelana will be held at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad grounds from 4th to 6th January 2019.
History of Sammelana
Kannada Sahitya Sammelana is a Kannada Literature Conference of writers, poets and kannadigas takes place. It is held with the aim of preserving and developing kannada language, literature, arts, culture and music.
Sahitya Sammelana was started in 1915 by H.V. Nanjundaiah and held at Bengaluru for the first time. The 83rd Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana held from November 24 to 26 in Mysuru. Chandrashekar Patil popularly known as Champa was the president.
It used to be inaugurated by prominent writers and poets from 1915 to 1948. Since then it has been inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Karnataka. The Kannada Sahitya Parishat is responsible for holding the gathering.
Kannada Sahitya Parishat
Kannada Saahithya Parishath means Literary Council. It is an Indian non-profit organisation that promotes the Kannada language. Its headquarters is in the city of Bengaluru. It strives to promote Kannada language through publishing books, organizing literary seminars and promoting research projects.
It also organizes an annual conference on Kannada literature called Kannada Sahithya Sammelana (Kannada Literary Meet). The current president of the parishat is Manu Baligar.
The Committee of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat selected Mr.Kambar as the president of the Sahitya sammelana. Jnanapith Award winner Chandrashekhar Kambar will preside over the 84th sammelana. According to the president of the Parishat Manu Baligar the choice was unanimous.
Who is Kambar?
Eighty one year old Kambar is a prominent kannada poet, playwright, folklorist, novelist, research scholar and film director. He is the founder-vice-chancellor of Kannada University in Hampi. He is also President of the Sahitya Akademi, country’s premier literary institution, after Vinayak Krishna Gokak (1983) and U.R. Ananthamurthy (1993).
He is known for effective adaptation of the North Karnataka dialect of the Kannada language in his plays, and poems, in a similar style as in the works of D.R.Bendre. Kambar is the cultural phenomenon of Modern India.