S Siraj Ahmed - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 2
11:45 am
The Red Couch

ಕಿರುಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳು – Little Magazines in Kannada

Akshara KV, TS Goravar, Siraj Ahmed and Vivek Shanbhag


S. Siraj Ahmed is a bilingual critic and translator who writes in Kannada and English. He is well known as a literary critic in Kannada literature who has published essays on Kannada literature, culture and politics. He teaches at the Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in English, Sahyadri Arts College, Kuvempu University, Karnataka. He worked for his PhD on Salman Rushdie and Rohinton Mistry. He has edited a series of translations from Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Konkani for Kuvempu Bhasha Bharati Pradhikara, Govt. of Karnataka, besides working as one of the Editors for a project to translate Saint Kanakadasa’s works into all Indian Languages. He has published a reader on Gnanpith Awardee Damodar Mauzo’s select writings in Kannada and a book on Multilingualism and Translation. He is currently working as an Editor of Bahuvachana, a Bi monthly Journal in Kannada, which is exclusively devoted to criticism. It publishes critical essays on the recent publications in Kannada.