Mangalore, August 30: ‘Meet the Author’ program will be organized by Sahitya Akademi New Delhi and Raknno, Konkani Weekly, Mangalore, to meet and hear Hema Naik, a Konkani writer, speaking on her life at Bishop’s House Hall, Mangalore on Saturday 31st August 2013, at 5.30p.m
In this literary programme writer gives a talk on her contribution in literary field and the incidents related to it occurred in life. Sahitya Akademi had also arranged programme under ‘Meet the Author’ with Nagesh Karmali, Pundalik Naik, Damodar Mauzo, Ramesh Veluskar, Edwin J F D’Souza and others.
Hema Naik born in an upper class feudal family and she fiercely attacked the feudal and male chauvinism that prevailed during the time through her early writings. The facet of ‘women in Society’ would not have been complete in Konkani literature without the contribution of Hema Naik. The 1973 World women conference at Calcutta provoked her to portray the mirror image of women in society in the Konkani literature. She is an accomplished publisher of over 100 titles with Apurbai Prakashan as the publication house, catering to the needs of publishing books and journals in Konkani. She was instrumental in initiating film culture of Konkani by producing Konkani movie. Activist, writer, organizer, publisher, translator, producer are the various facets of Hema Naik.
The‘Nimane Sanskar’, ‘Durgavatar,’ ‘Bhagdandd’are the famous works of Hema and her magazine Chitrangi was honored with the Katha Journal award and NMKRV College for women in Bangalore conferred ‘Shashwati’ and TMA Pai Foundation, Manipal also conferred its Best Book Award for the novel ‘Bhogdandd’.
Raknno Weekly: ‘Raknno’ the Konkanni weekly founded in the year 1938 with the motto speak the Truth, Lead the Religion and it is celebrating 75th year of its publication on this year. This weekly covers on agricultural, scientific, medical, legal, economical, political, religious, cultural, educational, social and career guidance issues.
By: Sathish Kapikad