Kannada literature

Kannada literature

also spelled  Kannaḍa,  also called  Kanarese,  

      the literature written in Kannada, which, like the other languages of South India, is of the Dravidian family. The earliest records in Kannada are inscriptions dating from the 6th century AD onward. The earliest literary work is the Kavirājamārga (c. AD 850), a treatise on poetics based on a Sanskrit model. Nearly all of the extant early texts in Kannada are poems on religious subjects written by Jaina authors. One of the most remarkable of these is the 12th-century Rāmāyaṇa of Abhinava Pampa; this work is a Jain version of the famous epic poem of the same name.

      After the 12th century the Hindu sect known as Liṅgāyat replaced Jainism as the most important religious influence on Kannada literature. (The Liṅgāyats worship Śiva as the only deity.) Most Liṅgāyat works are simple in style, and many were meant to be sung. The most popular works were the Vacanakāvyas, which were devotional poems to Śiva written in rhythmic prose. The earliest work in Kannada that may be termed a novel is Nemicandra's Līlāvatī (1370), a love story involving a prince and a princess. One of the most famous Kannada works is the Rājaśekharavilāsa, a fictional tale written in 1657 by Ṣaḍakṣaradeva in verse interspersed with prose. This work is a morality tale in which the divine intervention of Śiva saves a royal family from self-inflicted tragedy in their efforts to uphold the law.

      Twentieth-century Kannada literature, like other Indian literatures, has modeled itself on European forms, especially the novel and short story.

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