Purushottama Bilimale - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
10:00 am

The Future of Indian Multilingualism

Purushottama Bilimale and Shakira Jabeen B

Day 1
11:30 am

Koraga: The Many Language Worlds of Karnataka

Purushottama Bilimale and Shridhar Nada


Purushottama Bilimale is a folklorist and literary critic who earned his MA degree from the University of Madras and PhD from Mangalore University. Dr. Bilimale has written extensively on Indian language, literature and culture, and delivered lectures in major universities both in India and abroad. He is also known for his thematic and formal engagement with the Yakshagana theatre of coastal Karnataka. He has received the Karnataka Folklore Academy Award (2008) and the Karnataka State Award (2011) for his contributions to Kannada literature. For much of his career, Purushottama Bilimale worked as the Director (Programs) at the American Institute of Indian Studies and then retired as a Professor at the Centre for Indian Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has 22 books to his credit.