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Bush and Basaveshvara

Festivals celebrating ethnicity no longer attach themselves to a "native" destination. That non-resident Kannadigas are now organising their own jamboree in faraway Seattle, where Basaveshvara's 'vachanas' will be sung before a largely ignorant audience, including US president George Bush and his deputy, is a multiple irony of sorts.

classical status to their language (Why Tamil, why not Kannada!). Some of them

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