Thursday, July 14, 2011

ಮಂದ್ರ - ಎಸ್.ಎಲ್. ಭೈರಪ್ಪ

The life and accomplishments of Pandit Mohanlal, pure vocalist is marvelously depicted by Dr S L Byrappa in his novel MANDRA written in 2002...... which makes an absorbing reading for several days........
However, human weakness, lust and greediness makes the life of an great artist miserable.....
Mandra depicts the world of North Indian classical music. Its locale is Bombay, Delhi, Gwalior, Banaras, Malva and California. A minor character in the novel asks" While enjoying a work of art you experience heaven. But you see hell, if you peep into the personal life of the artist" 
It âs more than befitting that Dr. S L Bhyrappa has been awarded the Saraswati Samman this year.
Kannada writer S L Bhyrappa was  chosen for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for his novel ‘Mandra’⦠The jury which selected Bhyrappa was headed by former Chief Justice G B Patnaik.
After consideration of works published in 22 Indian languages during 2000-2009, the Chayan Parishad (jury) selected Mandra, a novel in Kannada by S L Bhyrappa for the 20th Samman.
Fri, 15 July


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