Alaka Kattemane

Alaka Kattemane


SUN | 18 NOV Nirbhaya Samaja – Who’s responsible?

3 PM – 4 PM Angana


Alaka Kattemane – A journalist by profession and a writer by passion, Alaka has identified herself as a promising figure in Kannada literary circles. At a young age her book Shalmaleya Honalalli, a collection of short stories, won several awards. Her stories have been published in Sudha, Mayura and Prajavani. Alaka’s ability to bring out her close connect and exposure to various lifestyles and cultures whether rural, urban or international in the form of simple but profound stories which are mostly in Havyaka language (a dialect of Kannada) is her forte. Her passion & interest in folk literature and art has prompted her to pursue Yakshagana as an art form.