Jaagatika Kannadigara Koota

About us

Details of the Katha Spardhe

Details of the book

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Kathana - 'Kathana’ (Jaagatika Kannadigara KooTa) is a group of like minded Kannadaabhimaani software engineers from across the globe. We are determined to do something tangible for Kannada literature. This is a completely non-profit initiative.

We conducted a state level Kannada Katha Spardhe this year with an intention of creating a platform for budding Kannada writers. We are partnering with 'Raghavendra Prakaashana' of Ankola (Uttara Kannada) to conduct the competition.

We have published the book of winning stories and is now available in leading book stores. Please follow the links to learn more about the details of the competition and the buying options.

How is this initiative different from others?

There are few other State level competitions which are conducted by some leading Kannada newspapers. However this is the first time that the book releasing and prize distribution functions are held on the same day.


One of our distinguished judges opined that this Katha Spardhe is conducted in a more professional manner than any other Katha Spardhe held so far. All the stories have gone through rigorous scrutiny and the final 25 stories have been evaluated by two panels of judges.


This is a non-profit initiative taken by a group of young software engineers (40+ members) to do something tangible in the field of Kannada Literature. We need your support to make this successful.