The impact of western scholarship on Karnataka has been admittedly profound. Mackenzie, Wurth, Fleet, Wilks, Kittel, Zeigler, Stokes and Rice not only studied historical material but Kannada literature.
This eulogistic description by Chikupadhaya fitted not only ancient Karnataka but also
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From a feudal state, Karnataka has graduated to become an important industrial, economic and educational center of modern
Karnataka’s potentials are well-known. Its history is chequered, but not without its significant contributions to the development of the southern peninsula or the whole country. It is where Hindu, Muslim and British cultures have fused. A large manpower and skills in ancient arts as well as modern technology are among its assets. Also among its plus points is a traditional sobriety and give and take. It has fewer angularities than many other states.