26.11.18

Select Songs of Kanakadasa

Translated by:
Shashidhar G. Vaidya








ISBN 978-81-7977-635-3

pp. : 192


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We laud Kanakadasa as a ‘national saint’ but Kanakadasa’s works are circulated only within the world of Kannada Literature. Of course, in the recent years a serious contemplation on the study of Dasa (Keerthana) Literature, especially on the literature composed by Kanakadasa is being carried out in the world of Kannada Literature. The compositions of Kanakadasa are being studied in the backdrop of socio-cultural and linguistic levels or areas. There is enough of discussion, being brought to the front, regarding the relevance of the compositions of Kanakadasa in the contemporary context rather than merely studying them in relation to the time, of their composition. But is it enough if these new ideas get circulated widely only within the world of Kannada literature? Is it not necessary that the various dimensions of Indian literature be made known not only to the native language readers but also to the readers of other languages at global level? The poets of the Northern part of our Sub-continent such as Guru Nanak, Tulsidas, Meerabai, Narasi Mehta, Lalleshwari and many others are well known worldwide. In the true sense of the word they are the ‘National saints’. Kanakadasa, who also stands on the pedestal of ‘national saints’ is not known to the people of other languages. That too for a foreign reader he is almost unknown and unheard. It is really a bad luck in the part of the Kannadigas! In this regard, there is enough of responsibility on the shoulders of the Kannadigas to make Kanakadasa a ‘National saint’ in the true sense of the word. What is to be done most importantly now is not only the translation of the literature produced by Kanakadasa into Indian Languages but also into other foreign Languages and dissemination of his (Kanakadasa’s) Literature throughout the world   through English Language which happens to be the window on the western part of the world.
                    At such a point of time here is a model of avatar (incarnation) of keertanas (the selected ones) of Kanakadasa into English right before our eyes. Of the approximately 300 keertanas of Kanakadasa Dr.Shashidhar G. Vaidya has chosen one hundred and two keertanas for his translation and has interwoven them very beautifully into English. Breathing a culture of one language into a cultural zone of another is really a challenging task. The translator Dr.Shashidhar G. Vaidya has carried out the task quite successfully and has marched out victoriously in the job. The old concept of literal translation or lexical translation has become obsolete and irrelevant in our contemporary days. What we need today is the successful linguistic   cultural exchange that takes place between two languages. This is not only a give and take (adan- pradan) relation that occurs between two linguistic cultures but also a kind of inter disciplinary proceeding. While capturing the idiom of Kannada language into other languages (especially into a foreign language) the translator is expected to possess the ways of usages of both the languages/cultures. There should not be any scope for distortion of the motifs of the author of source language in the process of translation. In doing so it must not result into a literal translation or word by word translation. The text of the source language must result into a kind of re-writing into the target language, and must suit aptly to the idiomatic peculiarities of the target language. Therefore the process of translation is regarded as a process of Re-creation or trans-creation. That translation, which can liberate a text from its original language and confer the status of ‘Relative autonomy’ upon it, is often regarded as a triumphant translation. In this regarded Dr. Shashidhar G. Vaidya’s attempts appear to have attained success.
(from the FOREWORD by Dr. A.V. Navada, Former Professor and Dean, and currently the Member of Syndicate, Kannada University Hampi (Karnataka))

List of Contents:


Reflection of Kanakadasa in English Mirror
Introduction

Devotional Songs
1. O Our Mother Sharada
(Nammamma Sharade Uma…) 
2. Bless Me Vagdevi
(Varava Kodu…)
 3. O Men of Three Worlds Say Shiva Shiva
(Shiva Shiva Shiva Enniro…)
 4. One Must Become A Dasa
(Daasanagabeku Sadashivana…)
 5. O Hanuman of  Kadaramandalagi
(Kadaramandalagi Karuni Hanuma)
 6. O Hanumaraya
(Arasinante Bantano…)
 7. O Bheemaraya
(Bheemanembuvarige…)
 8. O God Hanumayya
(Sevakatanada Ruchiyanenarideyo…)
 9. My Child Village Hanuman
(Enna Kanda Hallliya Hanuma…)
10. What did My Seeta Utter
(Enendalenendalo…)
11. How shall I Eulogise
(Estu Pogali Naanu Yennodeya…)
12. O Shanaishchara
(Balle Ballenu Ninna Bhala pratapava…)

Songs in Praise of Guru
13. O Ramanuja Repeated Salutations…
(Ramanujare Namo, Namo…)
14. Have You Seen The Infant?
(Koosanu Kandeerya…)
15. O Good People of This Earth…
(Parama Padaviyaneeva…)
16. Repeated Salutes….
(Sharanu Sharanu…)
17. May The Victory Be to Him…
(Jaya Mangalam Nitya…)

Autobiographical Songs
18. O Hari This Service of The Teacher I secured
(Hari Nimma Padakamala…)
19. I Have Lived Truly to Make…
(Badukidenu Badukidenu…)
20. Is Not Your One Great name Sufficient…
( Salade Ninnadondu Divyanama…)
21. What Shall I Say…?
( Yataravanendusirali….)
22. We Are The Sheep Tending Folk
(Navu Kurubaru…)
23. I am Son of A Maid Slave of The Slaves
( Dasa Dasara Maneya…)
24. This Sect Which Praises Ramanuja
( Matave Olleyadu…)
25. O Krishna Am I Born on This Earth
( Poorva Janmadali Naamaadida Karmadim…)
26. Didn’t Thou Hear My Call…
( Baagilanu Teredu…)
27. O Narayana Where Do We Have Homes?
( Namagelli Manegalayya Naarayana…)  
28. Nobody For Nobody…
( Aarigaarilla Apatkaladolage…)
29. Can the Scholars Stay…?
( Maavana Maneyolage Erabahude…)
30. The Garland In The Hand…
( Tadeyutalide Pushpamaale …)
31. O Dog With Tail Twisted
( Donku Baalada Naayakare…)
32. O God O Master of Ocean…
( Kayo Ennanu Deva…)
33. On Kanakadasa When VyasaMuni…
( Kanadaasana Mele Dayamaadalu…)

Songs of Sacred Knowledge and Renunciation 
34. How Shall I Eulogize Thee?
    (Enendu Kondadi...) 
35. Nobody Is a Well Wisher
(Aaruhitavaru Endu ...) 
36. In What Glory Did You Forget Me?
(Aavasiriyali Neenu Yenna Marete...) 
37. O Man Trust Not This World...
(Nechchadiru Samsaara...) 
38. To The Home Of Flower Fetchers...
(Huva Taruvara Manege...) 
39. Body And Life Both Are Thine
(Tanu Ninnadu Jeevana Ninnadu...) 
40. We Have Come O Govinda Shetty
(Bandevayya Govinda Shetty...) 
41. Enough, Enough the Service to The Common Human Beings
(Saaku Saaku Manuja Seveyu...) 
42. Hither To…
(Ishtu Dina Ee Vaikuntha...) 
43. Do not Say You And I...
(Naanu Neenu Ennadiro...) 
44. O Master of Lakshmi Tell Me...
(Yamadootarinnenu Maaduvaru...) 
45. Early or Late One Must Come...
(Dimbinolu Praana Viralu...) 
46. Be Not Anxious Have Patience...
(Tallanisadiru Kandya...) 
47. O Men Sow The Seed...
(Naarayana Emba Naamada...) 
48. O Mans What Accompanies Thee
(Enu Baruvado ...) 
49. Like a Thief To a Thief...
(Ellukalinashtu Bhakuti Yennolagilla) 
50. I Can Not Trust...
(Endiddaree Kompe ...) 
51. Can One Live...?
(Toredu Jeevisa Bahude...) 
52. Am I Born And Come...?
(Nanninda Naane Janisi...)
53. My Dear Brother I Have To...
(Adigeyanu Maadabekanna...)
54. How Did You Become a Dasa...?
(Hyaange Nee Daasanaadi...) 

Songs of Supremacy of Sri Hari 
55. O Hari Whether Thou Art In The Maya
(Nee Mayeyolago...) 
56. You See Rama Everywhere...
(ElliNodidaralli Raama...) 
57. O People Hear Me...
(Muttu Bandide Kerige...) 
58. I Saw The Master...
(Kande Naa Tanda Tandada Hindu Daiva...) 
59. O Mind To Sail Across This Sea of Life...
(Samsaara Saagaravanuttarisuvode...) 
60. Forget Not, Forget Not O Foolish Man...
(Mareyadiru...) 
61. O Hari Who Did Survive On Trusting Thee?
(Aaru Badukidarayya...) 
62. O Man Learn to Live With Prayer:..
(Bhajisi Badukelo...) 
63. Our God Directed the Mahabharata...
(Bombeyatavanaadisida...) 
64. Doubt Not Ever The Place...
(Elliruvano Ranga...) 
65. Why Consider Another Name...?
(Naaraayananinna Naamavandirutire...) 

Songs of Social Thinking and Moral Advice 
66. When in Union With Pious...
  (Satyavantara Sangaviralu...) 
67. Better a Quarrel With the Wise
(Ajnaanigalakude Adhika Sneha...) 
68. A Rhymester Must Not Boast
(Varakavigalamunde...) 
69. Why Flaunt of Loneliness...?
(Baayinaaridamele Yekaantave...?) 
70. I Shall Give Now...
(Drohigala Vivaravanu Naa Pelve ...) 
71. This World And Life...
                (Yenu Illada Eradu Dinada Samsaara...) 
72. Without Rite and Discipline... 
(Nemavillada Homa..) 
73. Everybody Acts For Corn and Cloth...
(Ellaru Maaduvadu...) 
74. Never Do I Like...
(Durjanara Sanga Endigollenu Hariye ..) 
75. If What I Speak is Right
                 (Ahudaadarahudenni...) 
76. Without the Memory...
  (Aarubalidarenu…) 
77. O! Mind Be Happy Donating Always
(Daanadharmava Maadi Sukhiyagu Manave...) 
78. O Men Take Bath in...
(Snaanava Maadiro Jnaana Teerthadali...) 
79. Be in The Company of Dasas
(Keshavanolumeyu Aaguvatanaka...) 

Songs of Rationalism 
80. Are All Those Who Hold Teertha Hallowed...?
(Teerthavanu Pididavarella...)
81. Populace Say...
(Kula Kula Kula Vennutiharu...) 
82. Do not Quarrel Over Caste
(Kula Kula Kulavendu Hodedaadadiri...) 
83. Is There Salvation...?
(Maganinde Gatiyunte Jagadolage...) 
84. What is This Religion?
(Aava karmavo Idu Aavadharmavo...) 
85. Is it Good on Your Part...
(Govinda Govinda Yennalariyade...) 

Songs of Philosophical Essence 
86. O Mad It’s Bad To Blame Others
(Tanna Praaptiya Phalava...) 
87. Even If You Work Hard...
(Kashta Pattaru Illa...) 
88. O Ranga You Can’t Do Anything....
(Neenena Maadalaape Rangayya...)
89. O Man Why Do You Worry...?
(Praachina Karmavidu Bidalariyadu...) 

Songs of Sportfulness (Leela) of Lord Krishna 
90. O Mendicant Saint...
(Oorige Bandare Daasayya...) 
91. O God Please Don’t...
(Beediyolu Yaatara Nantu, Beda Dammayya...) 
92. Please Bear With...
(Indu Sairisiri Sri Krishnana Tappa...) 
93. Come You All Haridasas...
(Hannu Kombuva Banniri...) 
94. Men Come and Eye...
(Aaneya Nodirayya Neevellaru...) 

Songs of Ten Incarnations 
95. Our God Has Come
(Devi Namma Dyaavaru Bandaru...) 
96. O Hari Why Have You Slept?
(Yaake Neenilli Pavadiside...?)
97. Govinda, Govinda Hari
(Govinda, Hari Govinda...) 
98. This Child is Full of Craziness...
(Maguvina Marulidu Bidadalla...) 
99. O Queller of All Wicked…
(Yenu Kaarana Baayi Teredi...) 

Songs of Greatness of  the Haridasas 
100. Trouble Not, Trouble not...
(Mutta Beda Mutta Beda...) 
101. O Sheshashayana Keep Me...
(Sheshayana Ninna Parama Bhaagavatara...) 
102. O Master As You Are the Titled One...
(Kshamisuvudemma Tappugala...)

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31.10.18

R.M. Prabhulinga Shastry: SELF

Poems
by
R.M. Prabhulinga Shastry


with a Foreword
by
Prof. S. Laxmana Murthy


ISBN 978-81-7977-634-6
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R.M. Prabhulinga Shastry: HEart

Poems
by
R.M. Prabhulinga Shastry


with
a foreword by
Dr. C.L. Khatri


ISBN 978-81-7977-633-9
Price: Rs. 220.00


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29.8.18

Vijay Tendulkar: SAKHARAM BINDER

A Study

by R.K. Jha






ISBN 978-81-7977-630-8

Price: Rs. 110.00

pp. : 138 + vi

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List of Contents:


The Genesis of Indian Drama : Birth and Development

The Glimpse of History of Translation in Marathi Literature

Vijay Tendulkar : Life, Works and Achievements

Summary of the Play : Sakharam Binder

Prominent Characters of the Play : Sakharam Binder

Theme of the Play:  Exploitation, Violence, Sex and Betray in Human Relationships

Style and Art of characterization in the Play: Sakharam Binder

Sakharam Binder : It Title Justified?

Explanations

University Questions

Vijay Tendulkar: THE VULTURES (Gidhade)

A Study

by R.K. Jha






ISBN 978-81-7977-629-2

Price: Rs. 95.00

pp. : 124 + x

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List of Contents:

The Genesis of Indian Drama : Birth and Development

The Glimpse of History of  Translation in Marathi Literature

Vijay Tendulkar : Life, Works and Achievements

Summary of the Drama

The Vultures : Art of Characterization and Style

Justification of the Title The Vultures

Prominent Characters of the Drama The Vultures

The Themes of the Drama : The Vultures
(Corruption, Violence and Morality)

Explanations

Important University Questions

25.6.18

CONFIDENCE BOOSTER: A Set of Ten Practice Papers for TGG/LT Examination

by

Sudhir K. Arora




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ISBN 978-81-7977-628-5

pp. : 124 + iv

Price: Rs. 140.00


Exam conducted by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission


Each paper contains:

30 Questions of General Studies
120 Questions of English Language and Literatures in English


The focus is on:

a.  inclusion of questions from entire syllabus
b.  assisting aspirants to revise the whole syllabus
c.  providing information through specially designed questions
d.  boosting confidence of aspirants through exam-related model questions.



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Confidence Booster—Boost Your Confidence in General Studies and English

For the TGG / LT aspirants, the countdown begins. Practicing model papers will help them. What they need right now is the golden key which may help them in developing confidence for cracking TGG / LT examination. Here is CONFIDENCE BOOSTER. Why is it needed? It is because of competition which is getting tougher day by day. In this age of information technology access to information is as easy as sliding fingers over smart phone. Aspirants of various competitive exams are actually overburdened with all sort of relevant and irrelevant information. In such scenario, what makes the difference? Confidence is the key for better performance. The lack of confidence causes confusion in the minds of aspirants who therefore commit mistakes even when they know the correct answers. Thus it is essential that as the exam approaches, the confidence level should grow.
The book under review CONFIDENCE BOOSTER, A set of Ten Practice Papers for TGG/LT examination (conducted by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission) is a wonderful book. It is perhaps the first of its kind, as the questions in it are not ordinary. They can rightly be termed as Smart, Information Packed questions. They are so designed that even when the answer is unknown, if one has read the question carefully, he is already equipped with relevant information related to other questions. Thus reading of one question can lead to answering several other questions.
The book contains 10 papers, as per paper pattern suggested by UPPSC. It contains questions both of General Studies and English. The thorough coverage of all the aspects of General Studies in limited number of questions makes this book very special. Apart from questions on History, Politics, Geography, Civics, Science, Mathematics, Current Affairs and General Knowledge etc, questions especially designed on Uttar Pradesh make it a 'must buy' for all those who are preparing for the competitive examinations conducted by the agencies of U.P. Government. The aspirants other than those opted for English will find this book as valuable, if they evaluate its worth only from G.S. point of view.
Part II of each paper contains questions on English. Syllabus of English for this exam is very vast. Almost 60 authors apart from other aspects of Literature are prescribed. This vastness surely confuses aspirants. But again, this wonderful book has taken care of everything. Each question paper covers the complete syllabus. Even the choice of questions is extremely good. The aspirants, while going through these model questions papers, will find that they are automatically acquiring new information while also revising what they have already acquired till now.
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21.4.18

A Companion to ASSISTANT TEACHER (Trained Graduate Grade) EXAMINATION

Popularly known as LT Grade Examination






by 

Sudhir K. Arora


ISBN 978-81-7977-627-8

pp. : 526 + x
(9 X 11.5 square inches, untrimmed)

Price: Rs. 525.00


Practice/Model Papers are also available

Salient features:

a. complete coverage of syllabus.
b. Descriptive introduction of prescribed literary forms and terms; and prescribed authors and works
c. Rules of Grammar with special tips.
d. Full text of smaller Poems and Prose, and plenty of important excerpts from prescribed Drama and Fiction.
e. Theme/Story/Summary of all the prescribed works.
f. List of Major Characters
g. More than 4000 quality objective questions on each aspect of the syllabus.
h.  Well thought out 2 model papers.
i. 79 chapters in soothing layout with uniform formatting through out the book.

List of Contents:

SECTION ONE:  ENGLISH LANGUAGE
1. Unseen Passage for Comprehension
2. General Grammar (Parts of speech, Tense, Preposition, Agreement, Transformation, Synthesis)
3. Spellings
4. Punctuation
5. Narration
6. Synonym
7. Antonyms
8. One Word Equivalents
9. Foreign Expressions 
10. Idioms and Phrases
11. Proverbs 
12. Sentence Completion
13. Numbered Blanks
14. Sentence Arrangement
15. Miscellaneous Questions on Grammar
16. Translation from English to Hindi and Hindi to English
17. Letter Writing and Dialogue Writing

SECTION TWO: LITERATURES IN ENGLISH 
Literary Forms and Movements:
18. Literary Forms and Movements
19. Understanding and Identification of Figures of Speech

20. William Shakespeare 
                (Sonnet no. 29, Sonnet 138, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Merchant of Venice)
Poetry:
21. John Milton
(“On His Blindness” and Paradise Lost bk 1, from line 1 to 26)
22. John Donne (“Canonization”)
23. Alexander Pope (The Rape of the Lock, Canto I)
24. Thomas Gray (“Elegy written in a Country Churchyard”)
25. William Wordsworth 
(“Tintern Abbey”, “The World is too much with us”)
26. Percy Bysshe Shelley (“Ode to the West wind”, “To a Skylark”)
27. John Keats (“Ode on a Grecian Urn”, “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”)
28. Alfred Tennyson (“Break, Break, Break”, “Ulysses”)
29. Robert Browning (“My Last Duchess”, “Prospice”)
30. Matthew Arnold (“Dover Beach”, “Memorial Verses)
31. William Butler Yeats (“The Second Coming”, “Sailing to Byzantium”)
32. Thomas Stearns Eliot (The Waste Land)
33. Wystan Hugh Auden (“In Memory of W.B. Yeats”)
34. Ted Hughes (“Crow Alights”)
35. Philip Larkin (“Wants”)
36. Walt Whitman (“O Captain! My Captain!”)
37. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (“Success is Counted Sweetest”)
38. Robert Lee Frost (“Birches”, “Stopping by the Woods”)
39. Rabindranath Tagore (Gitanjali 11th song, Fruit Gathering 12th song)
40. Nissim Ezekiel (“Night of the Scorpion”, “Philosophy”)
41. Kamala Das (“An Introduction”)
42. Attipat Krishnaswamy Ramanujan (“Obituary”)
43. Derek Walcott (“A Far Cry from Africa”)
Drama:
44. Ben Jonson (Every Mam in His Humour)
45. John Dryden (All for Love)
46. George Bernard Shaw (Arms and the Man)
47. John Galsworthy (Justice)
48. Harold Pinter (The Birthday Party)
49. Eugene Gladstone O’ Neill (The Hairy Ape)
50. Arthur Miller (All My Sons)
51. Girish Raghunath Karnad (Hayavadana)
Prose and Fiction:
52. Francis Bacon (“Of Studies”, “Of Truth”)
53. Joseph Addison (“Sir Roger at Home”, “Will Wimble”)
54. Richard Steele (“The Spectator Club”)
55. Charles Lamb (“Dream Children”)
56. Edward Verrall Lucas (“Tight Corners”)
57. Alfred George Gardiner (“In Defence of Ignorance”)
58. Bertrand Russell (“The Road to Happiness”)
59. Richard Wright (“Twelve Million Black Voices”)
60. Mahatma Gandhi (My Experiments with Truth)
61. Jawaharlal Nehru (The Discovery of India)
62. William Somerset Maugham (“The Luncheon”)
63. Anita Desai (“The Farewell Party”)
64. Katherine Mansfield (“The Fly”)
65. O’ Henry (“The Last Leaf”)
66. Henry Fielding (Joseph Andrews)
67. Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)
68. Charles Dickens (Great Expectations)
69. Thomas Hardy (The Mayor of Casterbridge)
70. George Orwell (Animal Farm)
71. Virginia Woolf (Mrs. Dalloway)
72. William Golding (Lord of the Flies)
73. Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Scarlet Letter)
74. Ernest Hemingway (The Old Man and the Sea)
75. John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath)
76. Raja Rao (Kanthapura)
77. R.K. Narayan (The Bachelor of Arts)
78. Kamala Markandaya (Two Virgins)
79. Chinua Achebe (Things Fall Apart)

Model/Practice Paper 1
Model/Practice Paper 2