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Siddalingaiah will be first Dalit writer to chair Sahitya Sammelana

MURALIDHARA KHAJANE

Writer Siddalingaiah

Writer Siddalingaiah

Siddalingaiah has been nominated to chair the Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana slated to start on February 1 in Shravanabelagola. He will be the first Dalit writer to chair the event in the 100-year history of Kannada Sahitya Parishat. The Parishat had resolved to choose a Dalit for the chair but its first choice, Devanuru Mahadeva, had declined the offer citing ideological differences on making Kannada the medium of instruction in schools.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/siddalingaiah-will-be-first-dalit-writer-to-chair-sahitya-sammelana/article6708758.ece

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