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Aamchi Lore Unlimited

We do not tell stories, we let the stories speak for themselves. Over a hundred years ago, the ”Social Club” of our community in Bombay started a broadsheet - the ‘Kanara Saraswat Quarterly’ which soon became ‘The Kanara Saraswat' Monthly ... and many eager opinions were expressed on paper. The ambit of ideas expanded from local to provincial to National. As education spread, so did the mobility of people, and of ideas. Women contributors of articles increased, as did the subjects on which people expressed opinions.

We have dipped into this cornucopia of heritage thought to bring you the very best of these unique writings. At a time when education, particularly in The English language was the privilege of a few, those who wrote did so on a spectrum of subjects. The times were interesting, ideas proliferated as frogs do during monsoons!! The socio-religious ferment in the community kept pace with political and economic events in the country; democracy of ideas oftentimes outstripped democracy of practice. While contributing to the improvement of society at large, the Chitrapur Saraswats did not lag behind in, so to speak, ”pulling itself up by its bootstraps”, and helping in the betterment of whichever areas it settled in. There never was a Golden Age (except in our imagination) and each phase in time has seen its struggles, its efforts, its successes and failures. We chronicle them all, in the hope that successive generations that read them will find word pictures that mirror the community's past, and those generations' solutions to bridge the gaps, creating hope for the future. After all, hope is the spark plug for our mental engines.

From the KSA Archives

Reminiscences of our Swamies By SN Koppikar (KSA April 1932)

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Proceedings of the Mahasabha of Chitrapur Saraswats held at Shirali on the 27th and 28th December 1932 (KSA December 1932) 

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The Other Side of Bombay Suburbs By NRS; (KSA February1932)

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With folded Hands By H Shankar Rau; (KSA February1932)

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A Delhi-Simla Hotchpotch From our own Correspondence; (KSA May1932)

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Questions and Answers By H Shankar Rau; (KSA May1932)

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The Car festival at Chitrapur By DNN (KAS May1932)

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The late Haridas Mangalore Narayan Bhatji By HSR (KSA  May 1932)

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The Math and the Community By Special Correspondent (KSA November1932) 

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Letter to the Editor By Bhanap (KSA October1932) 

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The Math and the Community By KSA (KSA October 1932)

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Oh God! - Ganesh By G. Annaji Rao, M. A., B. L. (KSA October1932)

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The Mirror of Bhanap Traits (A book Review) By S.R.S. (KSA June 1931)

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A plea for Saraswat Census By G A Chandavarkar, MA (KSA March 1931)

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Benares By B Sanjiva Rao, MA (KSA November 1931)

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Communalism a means to an end By A Saraswat (KSA November 1931)

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How to qualify for an Industrial career By KS Rao, LTM, ATI (KSA November 1931)

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A Retrospect and Prospect By HSR (KSA November 1931)

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Saraswats then and now By GA Chandavarkar, MA (KSA November 1931)

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THE Bhagvad Gita By H Bhavani Shanker (KSA November 1931)

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The Burma Bhanap - a Retrospect By Anon (KSA November 1931)

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Proceedings of the Mahasabha, 1932

A watershed event in the history of the Chitrapur Saraswat Community of the 20th Century. Read all about it as reported in the pages of The Kanara Saraswat of December 1932.

Stray thoughts on thrift By A Faddist (KSA February 1928)

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Rao Saheb Harbilas Sarda's Child Marriages Bill: A letter from the Secretary to the Government of Bombay, (KSA February 1931)

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Motilal Nehru Obituary Ctsy, Weekly Herald (KSA February 1931) 

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Science and Religion By H. Bhavani Shanker (KSA July 1931)

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The Saraswat Students' Convocation (KSA August 1931)

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Removal of Untouchability, speech by V. N. Chandavarkar at the National Liberal Federation (KSA January1928) 

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The Sea as a profession By Cadet U. Shankerrao (KSA January1931)

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The Status of Women By A. Monogamist (KSA June 1931)

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Saraswat Day Celebrations (KSA December 1931)

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Saraswat Social outlook - A Lecture by G. A. Chandavarkar, M. A. at the Saraswat Social Club, Poona. (KSA July 1931) 

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Joint Family System (KSA March1931)

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Joint family or individualism By R. R. Talckerkar, B.A., LL. B. (KSA Fed-Aug 1931)

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It's a Wreck! By M. D. R. (KSA July1931) 

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Home Industries By R. S. P. (KSA April1928)

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His Message By Rao Bahadur S. S. Talmaki, B. A., LL. B. (KSA December1931)

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Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Ganapathy High School - Presidential Address of Rao Bahadur S. S. Talmaki (KSA February1931)

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Confessions of a Reporter By G. V. Sirur (KSA April1928)

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Break The Quill By Umanath (KSA April1928) pdf

Abdominal Exercises By S. B. Nayampally (KSA July1928) 

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A Plea for the development of home industries By Kalyanpur Gopal Rao (KSA February1931) 

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From Chitrapur to Rishikesh (Kanara Saraswat Quarterly Magazine July 1927)

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Hrishikesh and after By Recluse (The Kanara Saraswat Quarterly Magazine July 1927) 

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The advantages and disadvantages of late marriages By G. Annaji Rao, M. A., B.L. (The Kanara Saraswat Quarterly Magazine October 1927) 

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The Return of Our Swamiji By B.M. Mudbhatkal (The Kanara Saraswat Quarterly Magazine April 1927) 

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The Shri Chitrapur Math By S.N. Koppikar (The Kanara Saraswat Quarterly Magazine July 1927) 

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Car Festival at Shirali By A Saraswat Brahmin (The Kanara Saraswat Quarterly Magazine July 1927) 

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Editorial Notes, January 1927 - Editorial (The Kanara Saraswat Quarterly Magazine January1927) 

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The Economic Development of the two Kanaras By R. K. Golikere (The Saraswat Quarterly January 1928) 

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Names By B. B. Mundkur (The Saraswat Quarterly August 1931) 

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Saraswat Economics By H. N. R. (The Saraswat Quarterly October 1920) 

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Saraswat Industrial Enterprise in Mangalore (The Saraswat Quarterly October 1919) 

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Some Konkani proverbs with tales By Shiva Rao V. Gulvadi (The Kanara Saraswat February1933) 

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The art of Bhanap cooking By V. Anasuya Bai (The Kanara Saraswat August 1932 - March 1933) 

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Our mother tongue (​The Saraswat Quarterly April 1928 - August 1929) 

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Saraswat Lullabies By G. Annaji Rao, M. A., B.L. (The Saraswat Quarterly July 1927) 

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Ganapathy High School Mangalore (The Kanara Saraswat Quarterly Magazine October 1927) 

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Industrial and Agricultural Possibilities By Rusty Rustic (The Kanara Saraswat Quarterly Magazine April 1927) 

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The Kanara Saraswat Conference - Editorial (The Kanara Saraswat Quarterly Magazine January 1927) 

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The need for Hindi among Saraswats (Marathi) By Kamaladevi Sunderrao Dongerkry (The Kanara Saraswat Quarterly Magazine January 1927) 

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Women and the spread of Hindi (Marathi) By Shantabai Shirur (The Kanara Saraswat Quarterly Magazine April 1927) 

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Editorial Notes, April 1927 - Editorial (The Kanara Saraswat Quarterly Magazine April 1927) 

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A few thoughts on Communal Institutions By Kaikini Laxman (The Saraswat Quarterly October 1920) 

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In Quest of a Name By H. N. R. (The Saraswat Quarterly October 1920) 

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Some Characteristics of the Kanara Saraswats​ By G. A. Chandavarkar, M. A. (The Kanara Saraswat May 1932) 

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Popular Reminiscences By H. N. R. (The Saraswat Quarterly October 1920) 

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Saraswats in the south - An Article based on the lecture by G. P. Murdeshwar (The Saraswat Quarterly December 1932) 

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Vivaah Sudharana​ By Sow. Umabai Sanjivrao Kundapur (The Saraswat Quarterly October 1920) 

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Divtige Salam By R. N. Saletore (The Kanara Saraswat March 1979) 

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The story of the Gramophone Record By MM Koppikar, M.A., B.Sc., A.I.C (The Saraswat Quarterly October 1928) 

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Observation By S N. K. (The Saraswat Quarterly October 1928) 

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The Kashi-Saraswat Link

Lord Bhavanishankar and Gokarn: A personal journey of locating Temples of the medieval period in Modern Kashi

By

Nitin R. Gokarn, IAS

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Saraswat Households By Vatsala Nath (The Kanara Saraswat September 1929) 

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Mahatma Gandhi's two Battle Fronts By D. M. N. (The Kanara Saraswat July 1930) 

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Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha Yatra March By Smt Umabai Kundapur (The Kanara Saraswat March 1930) 

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Mahatma Gandhi By R. S. Padbidri (The Kanara Saraswat November 1929) 

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Freedom Struggle Notes - KSA Editorial (The Kanara Saraswat April1930) 

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Hind Bandhus (Marathi Poem) By V. M. Dhareshwar (The Kanara Saraswat April 1930) 

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Gandhiji and Education (Marathi) By Sitaram Pandurang Bhatt (The Kanara Saraswat April 1930) 

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Current Topics By R. S. P. (The Kanara Saraswat January 1930) 

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The Sarda Act By H. Manorama Bai (The Kanara Saraswat February 1930) 

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The Song of the Charka By G. Annaji Rao (The Kanara Saraswat October 1928) 

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Satyagraha Chhavni By B. L. Hattiangadi (The Kanara Saraswat April1 & July 1930) 

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The Karnatak Congress Workers' League By Editorial Team (The Kanara Saraswat July 1930) 

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Hindi in South Kanara By Correspondent (The Kanara Saraswat December 1929) 

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Vivah Sudharana (Marathi) By Seetabai Ramrao Padbidri (The Kanara Saraswat July 1928) 

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The Freedom of Youth By K. N. Nagarkatti (The Kanara Saraswat October 1928) 

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Saint Shivamunishwara By S. N. K (The Kanara Saraswat Jan 1928 - July 1930) 

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My Visit to the Scout Jamboree By L. B. Kalyanpur (The Kanara Saraswat November1929) 

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Music By R. S. Samsi (The Kanara Saraswat February1930) 

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Pratistha Celebrations in Shree Bhandikeri By A Saraswat Brahmin (The Kanara Saraswat July1928) 

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Ishwarananda Mahila Sevashram Mangalore By M. S. Madhava Rau (The Kanara Saraswat March1930) 

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Industrial and Trade Enterprises of Saraswats By G. A. R. (The Kanara Saraswat January 1928) 

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Life-Sketch of Srimat Swami Ishwaranandji By Pandit Ramanath Rao (The Kanara Saraswat July1928) 

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Exercise for Women (Marathi) By Smt Leelabai Koppikar (The Kanara Saraswat February 1930) 

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Editorial Note Mahasabha - Editorial (The Kanara Saraswat August 1929) 

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The Struggle for Freedom By R. S. Samsi (The Kanara Saraswat April 1930) 

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An Educational Problem and a possible solution By Shiva Rao V. Gulvadi (The Kanara Saraswat July 1929) 

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Training of Vedics By S. S. C. Ubhayakar (The Kanara Saraswat March 1930) 

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The Umamaheshwar Temple Moolky By Karnad Manamohana Rao (The Kanara Saraswat April 1930) 

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Adarsh Saraswat Bala (Marathi) By "Karmyogi" (The Kanara Saraswat July 1929) 

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Some Glimpses into the Past History of Saraswats By V. M. Chickermane (The Kanara Saraswat Jan 1928 - Oct 1928) 

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A Poet's address to Saraswats By Harindranath Chattopadhya (The Kanara Saraswat July1929) 

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The Mahasabha - It's past History By X. Y. Z (The Kanara Saraswat Sep & Dec1929) 

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The Study of Hindustani By B. Mangesh Rao (The Kanara Saraswat July 1929) 

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The Bailur Math By S. N. K. (The Kanara Saraswat December 1929) 

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Saraswats and Industrial Development By K. S. Rao, L.T.M. (The Kanara Saraswat July 1928) 

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Saraswat Surnames By S. N. K. (The Kanara Saraswat April 1930) 

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The Car-festival at Shirali Chitrapur S. N. K. (The Kanara Saraswat March 1930) 

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The Greater Kanara By G .A. Chandavarkar (The Kanara Saraswat July & October1928) 

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Saraswat Rishikul Brahmacharyashram (Kembre) By T. N. Koppikar (The Kanara Saraswat July1928) 

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