As more skulls, bones and skeletons tumble out of Kaavya Viswanathan‘s rather bare cupboard, guess which “Most Important” Jnanpith Award-winning writer must be feeling mighty relieved that he built his fame when Google wasn’t around? And that he internalised and drew inspiration not from silly English novels—foolish Kaavya!—but from Hebrew novels? Considering the plagiarism that forms the platform of that author’s oeuvre, should India’s highest literary award be revoked from him? You know who, don’t you?
‘Bharatipura’…does the name sound familiar ???
KP, At least I come out with better clues…..rathe r than just clues like “WOLF” :)
And, to answer your question…hell yeah it’s time they take back the Jnanpeeth…
Unfortunately, they can’t give it to Adiga or Pu.ti.na or KS Narasimhaswamy anymore (I don’t think it is awarded posthumously).
But at least we have a truly deserving Dr. GS Shivarudrappa. Few more years and Bhyrappa should be ready.
On a different note, I would prefer taking back not just one Jnanpeeth…but BOTH Jnanpeeths….makes sense ?
Let’s not be petty and foolish. It’s true there are (were) many writers in Kannada who deserve the prestigious award. But, let’s not demean UR and GK. They are geniuses indeed.
UR right, it’s any one guess. On the other hand how about taking it back
from remaining five :-) as it does not make sense after awarding it to politician who got PaRa “BhAva” in the recent RS.
I compliment Yesbrcool for tell us who the “hebrew” inspired winner is ! thank u..can somepne tell me what was the Hebrew novel that inspired our genius ?
Prithvi would certainly differ on all your above views
…but then doesn’t “Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi” always differ from the common folk ? After all, the rest of us are mere mortals ;)
On a different note to MG Shetty….nobody is playing petty here. Infact, KP did the right things starting this thread. Personally, I wholeheartedly agree that UP and GK are both VERY good writers. That said, no sir, both of them did NOT deserve the award, especially when there were people who deserved it much more than these two. Adiga and Pu.Ti.Na not getting whereas UR and GK gettign the highest literary award…are you kidding ? You must be in a trance.
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Let’s not abuse the freedom of blogs with irresponsible charges of plagiarism just because it gives us a kick to point fingers at a famed writer. Whether UR and Gk deserved Jnanapeeth is a question that cannot be answered relatively. But hello what’s this Hebrew novel, have you read it? Or you take its name because few would have access to Hebrew novels and hence you can pretend that such a charge will stick! Dont count the awards if you like some literary work. Awards are miles away from the merit of a work anyways. Give credit where it is due, UR is no plagiarist. I remember similar charges abt Adiga’s Bhumigeeta. Stuff and nonsense. There is a thin line seperating copy and influence.
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