Author : Devidas R. Kadam
Translator : Sha. Mam. Krishna Rao
Dikku is the Kannada translation of the Sahitya Akademi’s award winning Konkani novel Dika, which speaks of the trials and tribulations of a lower middle class farming family. The author skillfully creates an ambience using the local idiomatic language and artistic expression which in turn evolves a natural environment for the delight of the reader. It depicts vividly the socio-cultural life of a unique region bordering South Goa and North Kanara district of Karnataka. The customs, traditions, beliefs, rituals, folklore and social taboos prevailing in the society are well projected in the novel.