Mon, 11 December 2017
In the first part of this podcast, MS Sriram, a professor at the Indian Institute of Management, a nationally renowned consultant in finance and a writer in Kannada, shares experiences of his interactions with rural handicraft makers. These handicraft makers are happy as they are not polluted by greed. He explains how his stories and characters are spaced in an area of a different spoken language (telugu), which helps him transcend political and other stereotypical slangs of the language in which he writes (kannada). He also talks about how a non-kannada city like Hyderabad becomes the muse of another major Kannada poet, K V Tirumalesh. Stay tuned next week for part 2.