Thursday, February 7, 2008

ನಮ್ಮ ಕನ್ನಡ ದ ಇತಿಹಾಸ

ನಮ್ಮ ಕನ್ನಡ
KANNADA is the third oldest language of India. ( After . . Sanskrit & Tamil )
KANNADA is as old as 2000 years.
KANNADA is 99.99% perfect - logically and scientifically.
Kannadigas got 7 Gnana Peetha Awards.( the country’s highest literary award ) Look at other languages . . . Hindi -- 6, Telugu - 2, Malayalam - 3, Tamil - 2 ( Second one during 2005 ,even though Tamil is Older than kannada )

- " Vishwa LipigaLa RaaNi - KANNADA "
So called International language -- English does not have its own
Script. English is written in " ROMAN "

So called National Language -- Hindi does not have its own script.
Hindi is written in " Deva nagari "
Though Tamil has a script, logically it is imperfect -- as common
letters are used for many pronunciations.
KANNADA is as old as 2000 years. You can write what you speak and you can read what you write. When " Kaviraja Maarga was written .. . ." kaaveriyinda ,
gOdaavarivaregirpa ... " by Amogha Varsha Nripathumga, English was in
cradle & Hindi was not born at all.
KANNADA is the only indian language for which a foreigner(Kittal) wrote a dictionary( Shabda Kosha)
Ragale Saahithya can be seen only in KANNADA which is of a rare and different kind of literature।

Number of literature awards KUVEMPU got, was highest among any
Indian authors ।

KANNADA Chandassu (shatpadis) out pared all other languages

So Let us have PRIDE in using KANNADA।

Be proud of being a KANNADIGA


The Kadambda script is one of the early Southern group of South Asian scripts. It evolved from the Brahmi script and became stylistically different from other Brahmi variants by the 5th century CE. It was used roughly in what is nowadays the modern states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in southern India. By the 10th century CE it has involved into the Old Kannada script which was used to write the Kannada .
The Old Kannada is essentially the continuation of the
Kadamba script. It is used to write South Indian languages of Kannada . In fact, Old Kannada is also known as the Kannada-script.
Differentiation of the Old Kannada script into the modern scripts of
Kannada began as early as the 13th century CE, but the process did not finish until the early 19th century CE with the arrival of printing. Even so, Kannada scripts have remained extremely similar.
Kannada has a long history of literature next only to Sanskrit and Tamil. Though Dravidian in its origin, Kannada has been considerably influenced by Sanskrit. And even the early literature bears witness to this phenomena. According to some scholars, the language flowered into literature as early as the 15th century A.D. Nripatunga of the late 9th century refers in his work Kavirajamarg to a number of predecessors who wrote prose and verse.
There were also important work on grammar and rhetoric. Though Sanskrit had a hold on the people as a religious and fashionable language, Nripatunga voiced the glories of his mother tongue. Works based on or inspired by the Sanskrit epics Ramayana and Mahabharata formed the earliest literature in Kannada. The three gems of earlier Kannada poetry Pampa, Ranna and Ponna (all born in the 10th century), rendered the epics in Kannada. The early writers were also the promoters of the Champu style and some of them have written about Jain Tirthankaras.
Kesiraja's Sabdamani Drapana (c. 1260 A.D.) is the first standard grammar of the Kannada language. Nagavarma II has written three works on language, literature and grammar, viz. Kavyalokan, Bhasabhusan and Vastukosha, a Sanskrit-Kannada glossary.
A great change took place in the Kannada literature when Basaveswara (12th century) introduced the Vachana style of writing which introduced a social revolution. The imagery in Vachanas belongs to the daily life of the ordinary man. Dignity of labour and equality of all members of the society were the cardinal points of the Basaveswara movement. Other important poets of the era are Harihara, Raghavanka, Rudrabhatta and Janna. Kumara Vyasa (15th century) comes a little later. His epic Kannada Bharata is very well known. Actually Panmpa and Kumara Vyasa are the giant genius figures in Kannada literature.
We may also mention in passing the names of the three great poets, Lakshmisa (c.1550), sarvajna (c.1600) and Sankaradeva (c. 1655). Jains, Virasaivas and Brahmanas have produced works on their respective religions and on various secular themes.

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