. Srikanthayya (Inglis Gitagalu) regarded as the father of modern Kannada literature, gave Kannada poetry a conscious modern direction. Narasimhachar, Panje Mangesha Rao and Hattiangadi Narayana Rao made immense contributions. The novel found an early champion in Shivaram Karanth while another prominent writer, Masti Venkatesh Iyengar (‘Masti’), a Jnanpith Award winner considered the father of Kannada short story, laid the foundation with his Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu (1920) and Sanna Kathegalu (1924). T. P. Kailasam, with his Tollu Gatti (1918) and Tali Kattoke Cooline pioneered modern drama.
This essay offers a very basic introduction to feminist literary theory, and a compendium of Great Writers Inspire resources that can be approached from a feminist perspective. It provides suggestions for how material on the Great Writers Inspire site can be used as a starting point for exploration of or classroom discussion about feminist approaches to literature. Questions for reflection or discussion are highlighted in the text. Links in the text point to resources in the Great Writers Inspire site. The resources can also be found via the ' Feminist Approaches to Literature' start page . Further material can be found via our library and via the various authors and theme pages.