In this poem, Kuvempu seeks to break out of the narrow confines of home, religion and country, and to reach for the eternal and the universal.
A household name wherever Kannada is read and spoken, Kupalli Venkatappa Puttappa
(K.V. Puttappa, 1904-1994) is revered as one of the great Kannada
poets of the 20th century. He has written over 70 books, including
poetry, novels, essays and plays.
Kuvempu believed in “manuja mata, vishva patha” (mankind's religion is the universal path of all people), a philosophy reflected in several of his poems and essays.