Writing should reflect real life, says Sudha Murty

Writing should reflect real life, says Sudha Murty

Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty delivers the presidential address at the state-level women's literary meet in Chikkamagaluru on Saturday. Kannada and Culture Department director K M Janaki, writer Rajeshwari Tejaswi, Karnataka Lekhakiyara Sangh

Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty said on Saturday that experiencing life is a prerequisite to create literary works and such experiences can be found in great literary works. 

Presiding over the state-level women’s literary festival organised by Kannada Sahitya Parishat at Kalamandira here, Sudha Murty said the real-life transcends beyond fantasy. Thus, the writing should reflect real life. “Women have extended their horizon of knowledge today and it is reflected in their works of literature. It is good to see more and more women taking to writing these days and challenges, if any, need to be discussed on platforms, such as women’s literary festivals,” she added.

She also interacted with the audience at a session on women’s literature.

Kannada and Culture Department Director K M Janaki said it is high time that a woman should become the president of Kannada Sahitya Parishat.

Udupi MP Shobha Karandlaje, Zilla Panchayat president Sujatha Krishnappa, City Municipal Council president Shilpa Rajashekhar, writer Rajeshwari Tejaswi, Karnataka Lekhakiyara Sangha president Vanamala Sampannakumar, writer B T Lalita Nayak and Kannada Book Authority chairperson Dr Vasundhara Bhupathi were present.