Jain (Deemed-to-be University) Organizes 'Ananthamurthy in Retrospect' - a One-Day Symposium
About the Event
The Department of Languages, School of Graduate Studies, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) invites teachers, research scholars and students for a one-day symposium 'Ananthamurthy in Retrospect' to be held on 19 August 2017 in the college premises.
The speakers for the day will be Prof. N. Manu Chakravarthy, National Award winning film critic and Sahitya Academy awardee. Dr. Nataraj Huliyar, cultural critic, and Sahitya Academy Awardee and Sri. Vivek Shanbhag, renowned novelist and playwright.
The objective of the symposium is to relook at Dr.U.R.Ananthamurthy as a creative writer, a socio-cultural critic and one of the most celebrated public intellectuals of this era.
A Brief Introduction about Dr. U. R. Ananthmurthy
Padma Bhushan and a Jnanpith awardee, Sri.Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy is considered as one of the pioneers of the Navya movement and a professor, writer and a critic of Kannada literature. His novels are a reflection of the manner in which individuals deal with situations that are unusual and challenging. Most of his works deal with socio-cultural aspects of post-colonial India. His work captures the tensions, conflicts, and contradictions of postcolonial societies like India, and it is for this reason that they have become crucial cultural texts that help us understand the paradoxical nature of modern times.