The Hill Temple
|Publisher:||SAHITYA AKADEMI, DELHI|
|Other Details||8.50 X 5.50 inch|
P. T. Narasimhachar (1905-1998) Fellow of the Sahitya Akademi and Akademi award winner for his musical plays in Kannada for the year 1966. He is the recipient of the prestigious Pampa Prashasti by the Government of Karnataka in 1991. He is one among the very important Navodaya poets of modern Kannada literature popularly known as PuTiNa, born in Melukote in Karnataka.
His "Male Degula" (The Hill Temple) was published in 1954. It is a long poem of 53 verses each reflecting upon the meaning and significance of the temple on the hill of Melukote in his life. It is deeply philosophical and religious. Here one can find extensive use of imagery, which are taken from modern sciences, which gives him a unique position among modern Kannada Poets.
H. V. Rangachar, the translator of Male Degula into English is an Engineer by profession settled in the United States. He has written poetry, essays and literary articles in Kannada and has a deep knowledge of the ancient Kannada literature and culture. His valuable contribution to Kannada is the translation of "Histories" of Herodatus the first Greek historian of 5th century B.C.
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