Thursday, February 21, 2008

Pietro's novel in Kannada script

Pietro's novel in Kannada script
ANJUNA: "Tichea Morna Uprant", a novel originally written in Konkani, in the Roman script, by Bonaventure D'Pietro, has been published in the Kannada script. The novel , which is based on three different as well as crucial aspects of tourism in Goa - advantage, disadvantage and tourists, has been transcribed in Kannada by Fr Pratap Naik SJ, Director of Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr, Porvorim.
The novel was earlier selected by the Goa University as a text book at the post graduate level for Konkani teachers.
"Tichea Morna Uprant", proved as popular as most of the novels penned by Anjuna-born musician-novelist Bonaventure D'Pietro.
The present version, in 313 pages and priced at Rs.50 only, has been published by by the Kannada Konkani Sahitya Academy, Mangalore. This is the first book from the Roman script Konkani to be printed in Kannada script. It will be released on March 2 at Kalangan (the site of the recent Nirantari Konknni - Guinness feat) in Mangalore. [GoaNewsClips]