Kannada Sahitya Sammelana

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Kannada Sahitya Sammelana(Kannada Literary Meet)
ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಸಮ್ಮೇಳನ
83rd Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana logo.png
83rd Sahitya Sammelana logo
GenreKannada literature
Frequency1 year
Years active104
Most recentJanuary 2019 in Dharwad
Next event2019/2020 Kalburgi
Patron(s)Karnataka Government
WebsiteKannada Sahitya Sammelana

Kannada Sahitya Sammelana (Kannada: ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಸಮ್ಮೇಳನ) (Kannada Literature Conference) is the premier gathering of writers, poets and kannadigas. It is held with the aim of preserving and developing Kannada language, its literature, arts, culture and music. It was started in 1915 by H. V. Nanjundaiah and held at Bangalore for the first time.[1] It used to be inaugurated by prominent writers and poets from 1915 to 1948. Since then it has been inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Karnataka. The Kannada Sahitya Parishat is responsible for holding the gathering.

Recently held[edit]

83rd Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana held from November 24 to 26 in Mysore. Chandrashekar Patil popularly known as Champa was the president this year(2017). 84th Akhila Bharata Kannada Sammelana held at Dharwad during January 2019 chabdrashekara kambara was the president and next meet will be held at Kalburgi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hunasavadi, Srikanth (29 January 2009). "Sahitya Parishat can do with more funds". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 2 January 2011.

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