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The Karavali and Malenadu Culture depicted in Malayalam Literature

Title:The Karavali and Malenadu Culture depicted in Malayalam Literature
Author:K.G Vasantha Madhava
Publication:Itihasa Darshana / IKarnataka Itihasa Academy, Bangalore
Enumeration:Vol 16 / 2001
Abstract: The 14 18th century Malayalam literature particularly the pattus (songs) depict cultural aspects of coastal and hilly area of Karnataka. These pattus refer to the administrative divisions of the Tulunadu, its economic conditions such as trade and commerce. The pattus also describe the joy and sorrows of the farmers, their day today life and the atrocities of the land lords, as a result many migrated to Karnataka for their living. In the religious field too village deities used to migrate from Kerala to Tulunadu and vice versa. The author brings out a totality of life sketches between Kerala and coastal area of Karnataka, blending the folk transmission and recognizing the limitations even in such potentialities.

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