ACK-054: The Elusive Kaka

This out of print ACK (#289) is based on Masti Venkatesha Iyengar's play KAKANA KOTE.

Masti Venkatesha Iyengar: 1891-1986

He was born in Masti village of Kolar district. He passed MCS examination in 1913 and securing M.A. in 1914. As a civil servant, he held various positions of high responsibility in different parts of Karnataka, before retiring voluntarily in 1943. His long and diverse career of 3 decades was marked by total dedication to public service and exceptional administrative ability. And his wealth of experience as a bureaucrat gave immense inspiration for his literary works. His pseudonym Srinivasa is as popular as his native village Masti, in Kannada literary circles today.

Eventhough he started composing stories right in his earlier student days, his first published work became the history of modern Kannada short stories. And he was recognized as the “Brahma of Kannada Stories” (Forefather of Short Stories) . His works carry the best elements of literature in story form and with their inimitable language, narrative style and richness of theme and realities, powerfully relate to the readers. His story Subbanna, based on the life of a musician is a good example of this and it has been translated into several Indian and foreign languages.

Honours and awards:
1. “Brahma of Kannada Stories” (”Forefather of Short Stories”)
2. Jnanpith award which came to him in 1983 for his historical novel Chikkaveera Rajendra

Works:
1. ‘Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu’
2. Channabasava Nayaka
3. Chikkaveera Rajendra
4. 3-volume autobiography ‘Bhava’
5. Subbanna
6. Edited the monthly journal ‘Jeevana’ from 1944 - 1965
7. Written more than 120 books in Kannada
8. 17 books in English

Plays
  • Kakanakote
  • Kalidasa
  • Yashodhara
(~ From Karnatakavision)

Read more about him: Wikipedia

Many many thanks to an Anonymous friend” for providing ACK scan.

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7 comments:

Apoorva Chandar January 22, 2009 at 7:55 AM  

keep it up prabhat...great posts...

Prabhat's Books and Comics January 22, 2009 at 10:45 PM  

Apoorva: Welcome! You are real fan of this ACK. Demanded by 20, visited by 1 person. :)))

Anonymous January 23, 2009 at 1:04 AM  

A very moving story....

Thank you very much.

I had uploaded them using bit torrent to Demonoid and Mininova.All the English comics in this blog is present in the uploaded torrents.

The first part was uploaded 6 months ago:
http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/1572365/3876110/

While the second part was uploaded 3 weeks ago:
http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/1742437/5426554/

Mininova links:
http://www.mininova.org/search/?search=amar+chitra

Quite a lot of people downloading these great collections.I will continue to upload them later on. Great job guys!

Regards,
Demonoid fan

Apoorva Chandar January 23, 2009 at 2:27 AM  

prabhat, i am a demonoid user. i have sent you an invite..check your mail..

Prabhat's Books and Comics January 23, 2009 at 2:29 AM  

Demonoid fan: Welcome friend! Good job you have done. Keep it up.
My request to you:
1. If you find materials about posts are interesting, please refer to visit & read too. I'm not saying to put a comment here, just to read.
2. If you find any ACK which is not posted here, please inform me too.
3. If you are member of “Demonoid” please help me to join “Demonoid”, I’m interested to check & collect some of my favorite’s comics. My e-mail in my profile. I think administrator of Demonoid will have no objection in my case.

This year many more are coming, be ready to create some more torrents. :)

Prabhat's Books and Comics January 23, 2009 at 2:30 AM  

Apoorva Chandar: Thanks dear! You are really helping me. :)

Anonymous January 23, 2009 at 11:39 AM  

@ Prabhat and Apoorva Chandar:
Wonderful! Looking forward to meet you at Demonoid then:).

Yes, I am waiting to collect some more comics and then upload the third set to bit torrent. Thanks for the new comic. You really are spoiling us this year with so many comics:)

Regards,
Demonoid fan

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