Please read this wonderful news. Who deserves recognition than poet Ramanna Byati of Karnataka who is an illiterate?
You all know that, in the past we honored Dr Endluri Chinnaiah (author and an eminent personality in Ambedkarite circles in Hyderabad) and Ms Baby Kamble of Maharashtra (author of 'The Prisons We Broke') with Ambedkar Awards from our organization. I feel it is an honor to felicitate Mr Ramanna as well.
So, I am proposing Ambedkar Award for 2011 to Mr Ramanna. FFEI can donate Rs. 10,000 from its corpus funds. If others contribute, it would be great and the amount can be presented to him in a small function.
But, before, is there anyone in Karnataka to trace him and start a dialogue? I started my search already. If anyone knows him, please come forward.
Please read the news and respond.
Posted by: "Siddhartha Kumar" firstname.lastname@example.org tellsiddhartha
Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:30 am (PST)
Illiterate brings out a book on Ambedkar
TNN, Dec 13, 2010, 10.45pm IST
HUBLI: KPCC president G Parameshwara on Monday released the life
history of the architect of Indian constitution, B R Ambedkar, written
in the form of an epic by illiterate poet Ramanna Byati at Thontadarya
Kalyana Mantap in Gadag.
The epic, written in Bhamini Shatpadi (six-line verse) contains 36
chapters in 514 pages. In his work, Byati has described Ambedkar's
childhood, his family background, struggle for social justice, and his
role in drafting the constitution. He has taken the help of his
daughter Sunanda in scripting it.
Speaking after releasing the book, Parameshwara and district minister
C C Patil praised Byati, saying it's a big achievement by an
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