Some Protagonists of Sacred Traditions

Karnataka’s celebrated polymath, D V Gundappa brings together in the fifth volume, episodes from the lives of traditional savants responsible for upholding the Vedic culture. These memorable characters lived a life of opulence amidst poverty— theirs  was the wealth of the soul, far beyond money and gold. These vidvāns hailed from different corners of the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom and lived in the period spanning from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. These memoirs, written in Kannada in the 1970s, go beyond personal memories and offer us a glimpse into the society of the bygone era. Art Gallery of Memories ranks high among the great works of creative non-fiction in world literature and appears for the first time in English translation.