The spat between S.L. Bhyrappa and U.R. Anantha Murthy has thrown up a whole host of important questions. Unfortunately, many of them lie buried under the rather simplistic secular-fundamentalist, good-bad, ‘tu-tu-main-main‘ stands both sides have taken.
In this churumuri.com video, Prof Rajendra Chenni of the Kuvempu University’s English department and sahitya akademi award-winning Kannada writer Abdul Rashid of All India Radio, Mysore, broach some of the critical issues raised by the debate.
The debate is 20 minutes long, and was held at the Kukkarahalli Lake in Mysore. The audio is infrequently interrupted by the divine evening breeze.