Purushothama Bilimale - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
1:45 pm
The Red Couch

Uprisings in Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada in the Early 1800s

Purushothama Bilimale and Vijay Poonacha Thambanda

Day 2
5:30 pm
The Red Couch

Poetry: Beary, Kannada, Konkani, Tulu

Shameema Kuthar, K Dharanidevi Malagatti, Wilson Kateel, Narendra Rai Derla with Purushothama Bilimale

Day 2
7:15 pm

ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನ ತಾಳಮದ್ದಳೆ – Yakshagana Tala-Maddale: Music and Dialogue

Jabbar Samo, Purushothama Bilimale, Avinash Shetty with Arjun Kordel (Bhagavatha), Avinash Baipadittaya (Chende) and Prithvi Badekkila (Maddale)


Dr. Purushothama Bilimale has served for many years as Professor of Kannada at the Kannada University, Hampi, and then as a Director at the American Institute of Indian Studies, New Delhi. He established the Kannada Language Chair, Centre of Indian Languages, JNU and served as its first Professor.

Prof. Bilimale is a teacher, organizer, writer, and columnist, who helped students and researchers for over forty years.  He has had extensive experience in the area of Indian Language, Literature and culture. A long-time student of Yakshagana (a South Indian folk performing art), he has learned and performed Yakshagana for the last 30 years.

He has 28 books to his credit. His autobiography, ‘Kage muttida neeru’ (Crow-Touched Water) has received the Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award.