GAURI LANKESH writes: “Samvada Vedike” has organised a talk today (Thursday, May 10) on the book ‘Anu deva horaganavanu‘ by its author, Banjagere Jayaprakash. The book makes the controversial claim that Basavanna, the 12th century reformer, was not a Brahmin but a lower caste maadiga.
Prof. Chandrashekar Patil (Champa), president, Kannada Sahitya Parishat; Dr. L. Hanumanthaiah, poet and legislator; Dr. Basavaraj Kalgudi, Kannada department, Bangalore University, will respond.
The venue is Lankesh Building, No.9, East Anjaneya Temple road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore. Time 6 p.m. Phone 26676427 or further details.