By B. Puttaswamayya
Kranti Kalyana consists of 6 volumes: Udayaravi, Rajyapala, Kalyaneshwara, Nagabandha, Mugiyada Kanasu, Kalyana Kranti. It is a historical fiction based on the life and times of Basaveswara. The most arresting sections of the novel focus as much on the saints and Sharanas as on the villains who thwart Basavanna’s noble and salutary effort. It won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1964.
About the Author
B. Puttaswamayya was a novelist, playwright and journalist in the Kannada language. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1978 for his plays by the Government of India. He was acclaimed for his social and historical fiction as well and his plays.