We can recommend the name of Prof Purushothama Bilimale. He holds the
Kannada Chair at JNU, Delhi. A Kannada Wikipedia article about him is here -
His brief bio – Scholar in Kannada and Tulu languages, ex Prof &
researcher at Kannada Univ, Hampi; ex Director (of a section) at
American Institute of Indian Studies, Delhi and currently
Kannada Chair at JNU, Delhi. He was a member of the Karnataka Folk Academy.
He has guided 8 persons for PhD. Written many books in the area of folk
culture and literature. He is a recipient of Karnataka Rajyotsava Award.
Currently he is video documenting folk culture of Kodagu district.
His email is <redacted> and phone number is <redacted>. Since he is in some village in
Kodagu district till May 30, his phone may not be reachable all the time. Same is true
I [Dr. Pavanaja U. Bellippady from CIS-A2K --AB] have spoken to him and he has kindly agreed to do the evaluations.