Join us for a fireside chat with Humanities Center International Visitor Rahamath Tarikere.
Rahamath Tarikere is a retired Professor in the Department of Kannada Literature Studies, Kannada University, Hampi (Karnataka/India). Tarikere has published books on Muharram, Sufism, Nathism, Shaktism and other local mystic cults of Karnataka. His research further include works in literary criticism, multilingual texts, poetics and cultural studies on Kannada literature, as well as completed a monograph on Hindi film actress and singer Amirbai Karnataki. Some books are translated into Telugu, Marathi and English. Amirbai Karnataki has been published by JNU, New Delhi. Tarikere’s articles translated into English include, "Is there such a thing as Muslim Folklore?" (The Inner Mirror: Writings on society and culture, The Book Review Literary Trust, New Delhi, 2009); "Crime and Punishment: Inter-caste marriage in Shakta myths and rituals of Karnataka," (Economic and Political Weekly, 2017): "The Language of Home and the Language of Literary Expression," (Summer Hill, Indian Institute Advance Studies Review, Shimla, 2017); Kattiyanchina Daari (Collection of Critical Essays), has won the Sahitya Akademi Award, New Delhi (2010). Tarikere received Karnataka Sahitya Academy Book Awards in 1992, 1998 and 2000, and is currently working on the Neo Buddhist culture of Karnataka.
Tarikere was nominated by the Center for South Asia at Stanford.