Robert J. Zydenbos
A Manual of Modern Kannada
Kannada (also known as Canarese) is one among the few great living Indian literary languages that have officially been recognized as classical languages by the Government of India on account of their historical importance and literary richness. Today it is spoken by roughly 65 million people, is the sole official language of the south Indian state of Karnataka, and is recognized as one of the leading modern literary languages of India. This manual was especially written for the teaching of this Dravidian language in an academic setting, but is also suitable for private self-learning.
Robert Zydenbos is professor of Indology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich), Germany. His main areas of research and teaching are Indian philosophy and religions, Kannada, and Sanskrit. He has been working with Kannada-language materials for over 40 years.