By A. K. Ramanujan
With a written literature recorded from approximately 800 A.D., Kannada is wealthy in mythology, devotional and secular poetry, and extra lately novels and performs. Ramanujan, born in Mysore in 1929, had an intimate wisdom of the language. within the Nineteen Fifties, while operating as a faculty lecturer, he started gathering those stories from every person he could—servants, aunts, schoolteachers, young children, carpenters, tailors. In 1970 he all started translating and studying the stories, a undertaking that absorbed him for the subsequent 3 many years. whilst Ramanujan died in 1993, the translations have been whole and he had written notes for roughly 1/2 the tales.
With its unsentimental sympathies, its laughter, and its delightfully shiny experience of aspect, the gathering stands as an important and relocating monument to Ramanujan's reminiscence as a pupil and writer.
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