A  Manual of Modern Kannada
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Zydenbos, Robert J.: A Manual of Modern Kannada, Heidelberg ; Berlin: CrossAsia-eBooks, 2020. https://doi.org/10.11588/xabooks.736

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Published 26.11.2020.


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 specially written for the teaching of this Dravidian language in an academic setting but is also suitable for private self-learning.

N.B.: A list of "Corrigenda to A Manual of Modern Kannada" has been added on 20.12.2021

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.

How to Use This Book
Preliminary Overview
Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6
Lesson 7
Lesson 8
Lesson 9
Lesson 10
Lesson 11
Lesson 12
Lesson 13
Lesson 14
Lesson 15
Lesson 16
Lesson 17
Lesson 18
Lesson 19
Strong Verbs
The Phonemic System and Script of Kannada
Key to the Exercises
General Vocabulary
Technical Note
Corrigenda to A Manual of Modern Kannada