Published on: December 26, 2022

Sahitya Sammelana

Sahitya Sammelana

Why in news? The 86th edition of Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana (all-India Kannada literary meet) in Haveri has turned the spotlight on a vital debate as increased political and ideological interventions displaced the very spirit of the Sammelanas


  • In every edition over quality and utility of the Sammelanas, Kannada literary space appears to have different sets of writers, with their own stakes in the event.
  • Bangalore Literature Festival (2012) and Dharwad Sahitya Sambhrama (2013), which ensured a platform for serious minds, maintaining a distance from political and ideological boundaries to express themselves.

How could Sahitya Sammelana help in fostering lingual identity ?

  • The Sammelana is a big platform for ordinary people to think about their identity in terms of language, culture and literature,
  • It would serve as bridge between youth literary minds and progressive writers
  • It would help for the growth of a language depends on employment opportunities, business deals, and interactions between states and countries

About Kannada Sahitya Sammelana

  • It is the premier gathering of writers, poets and Kannadigas.
  • Aim: Preserving and developing the Kannada language, its literature, art, culture and music.
  • Started: 1915 by H. V. Nanjundaiah at Bangalore.
  • It used to be inaugurated by prominent writers and poets from 1915 to 1948.
  • Current inauguration : Chief Minister of Karnataka.
  • Organised by: The Kannada Sahitya Parishat.
  • Most recent: February 2020 in Kalburgi
  • Next event: 2022 in Haveri(86th edition)
  • President (2022): Doddarangegowda