Singarevva and the Palace
Author: Chandrasekhar Kambar Translated by Laxmi Chandrasekhar
Publisher: Kadalu ISBN: 9781907219672, 192 pages Format: Paperback
Intrigue, intricacies, strange obsessions. Impulsive desire, love and hatred for all reasons and seasons. All in a gothic novel of magnificent proportions.
'.... What makes Singarevva and the Palace a major literary work is the simple and vibrant narrative technique of Chandrasekhar Kambar. In this tale of the palace and Singari, Kambar successfully goes beyond the traditional form. He is an ardent admirer of the storyteller's craft and he improvises delightfully by mixing myth with reality and legend with history in a spontaneous and masterly way.'
M T Vasudevan Nair
Chandrasekhar Kambar, Jnanpith Awardee, is an eminent poet, playwright, novelist, folklorist, film maker and composer of film music whose contribution to literature is immense. His works are inspired by folk tradition, particularly the folklore and mythology of Northern Karnataka which is richly woven into his writings. He draws upon the rich resources from popular speech and folklore with effortless ease. His award - winning plays have made a tremendous impact on contemporary Indian theatre. A Fulbright scholar, Kambar has taught at the University of Chicago for two years, and in Bangalore University for more than two decades. He is the founder Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University, Hampi and has also served as the Chairman of the National School of Drama, New Delhi. He has been felicitated with the Jnanpith Award, Sahitya Akademi Award, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the Padma Shri for Literature.
Other titles by the Author:
Jokumaraswamy and Sirisampige