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Udupi, Guruva selected for Bannanje Babu Amin Folk Awards 2016

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Udupi, Feb 13: Scholar Purushothama Bilimale and ‘Dolu’ artiste Guruva have been chosen for the annual Bannanje Babu Amin Folk Awards for the year 2016.

A press release issued by Kemmalaje Janapada Prakashana here said that Dr. Bilimale was Professor, Kannada Studies Chair, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. ...

Udupi, Feb 13: Scholar Purushothama Bilimale and ‘Dolu’ artiste Guruva have been chosen for the annual Bannanje Babu Amin Folk Awards for the year 2016.

A press release issued by Kemmalaje Janapada Prakashana here said that Dr. Bilimale was Professor, Kannada Studies Chair, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His work ‘Karavali Janapada’ gave a deep insight into the folklore of the Coastal districts. His works such as ‘Shishta Parishishta’, ‘Mekenjiya Kaifiyatgalu’, ‘Koodukattu’, ‘Janasanskriti’ and ‘Lingarajana Hukumname’ were works which helped understand folk culture. He had written over 60 articles. Hence, he had been chosen for the award.

‘Dolu’ artiste Guruva, who is aged above 100, lives in Hiriyadka near Udupi. A simple person he learnt beating the ‘Dolu’ when he was 12. He is an expert in beating traditional ‘Dolu’ drums and has received several awards. He had been chosen for award for his contribution to the art.

The awards selection committee comprised Y.N. Shetty, Gananath Yekkar, Duggappa Kajekar and S.A. Krishnaiah. The intention of these awards was to promote documentation of folklores and encourage artistes. The awards would be presented at a function to be held on February 27, the release added.

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