Shanta Imrapur, ed. Nirdiganta; 2Vols.
Sindara Pustaka Prakashana, 2009 price= 359
“ A Unique Festschrift”
Beginning with Sambhaavane, presented to B. M. Shri. in 1941, there is a rich tradition of festschrifts in Kannada; but most of them tend to be felicitation volumes, full of admiration and eulogy for the concerned writer. However, Nirdiganta, presented to Dr. Veena Shanteshwar is an exception; the articles in these two volumes go beyond personal eulogy and critically discuss the form and concerns of the Short Story in different Indian languages.