Speakers

HS Shivaprakash
Professor, Theatre and Performance Studies, JNU New Delhi
Manu V. Devadevan
Historian

Manu V Devadevan interviews HS Shivaprakash on the beginning of his life as a poet, his influences and his evolution – personal and literary – over half a century. The conversation traces the timeline of contemporary Kannada Literature in parallel with that of world literature through a personal lens. The speakers delve into what makes the experience of a poem or a play different from that of a novel. 

Touching upon his childhood in Bangalore of the 60s to his life as a traveller, this session is a glimpse into the making of one of the most present and influential voices in Kannada literature. Apart from the physical and technical aspects of his existence as a poet, H S Shivaprakash also speaks of the personal, the political and the spiritual.