A large body of Western Chalukya literature in the Kannada language was
produced during the empire's reign (973–1200) in present-day India
(map pictured). Kannada literature from this period, usually considered
Old Kannada, constituted the bulk of the Chalukya court's textual
production and pertained mostly to the socio-religious development of
the Jain faith, with some of that of the Shaiva faith. Important
literary contributions in the Kannada language came not only from court
poets, noblemen, royalty, ascetics and saints who wrote in the marga
(mainstream) style, but also from commoners and artisans, including
cobblers, weavers, cowherds and shepherds who wrote in the desi (folk)
style. These poets revolutionised Kannada literature, rejecting
traditional themes that eulogised kings and noblemen, and writing
didactic poems that were closer to the spoken and sung form of the
language. In addition to hundreds of male poets, over thirty female
poets have been recorded.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Chalukya_literature_in_Kannada>
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