Yaana - latest book by S L Bhyrappa in 2014, a novel by S L Bhyrappa
* What is Yaana all about?
It's a story of two astronauts (a man and a woman) travelling in a starship to Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the earth which is around 4-6 light years away. The journey takes several decades. The novel focuses on scientific problems and human relationships. While generating oxygen and food on the starship are the technical problems, the other issues are giving birth to children there and nurturing them.
Authored By S. L. Bhyrappa
Publication : 2014 July
About S. L. Bhyrappa
Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa (born July 26, 1934), is a Kannada novelist, whose works are immensely popular both within and beyond Karnataka. SL Bhyrappa is widely regarded as one of India's foremost modern-day writers. His novels are unique in terms of theme, structure, and characterization. He has been among the top selling authors of Kannada, Hindi and Marathi for the past several years. Most of his works reveal the theme of Advaita vedanta and search of truth. Although S. L. Bhyrappa participated in the freedom struggle of Indian Independence at an early age, he believes that Indian Independence was just a political freedom from British rule, and the real Independence is the intellectual freedom which is nurtured by the strong foundations laid in the teachings of rich Indian culture and values.
S.L. Bhyrappa's works do not fit into any specific genre of contemporary Kannada literature such as Navodaya, Navya, Bandaya, or Dalita partly because of the range of topics they deal with. His major works have been the centre of several heated public debates and controversies.
SL Bhyrappa has received all State Awards, and some of the National Awards for his works. Three of his novels made into successful films have received National Awards.
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