Author: Dr. D N Shankara Bhat
Edition: First Edition, 2007
Publisher: Bhasha Prakashana
Changes that have taken place from Proto-Dravidian to Kannada and from Kannada to its modern dialects are described in this book.
It also points out that, after separating from Proto-South Dravidian, the earliest and the most important division that occurred in Kannada is the one between coastal and non-coastal dialects.
The author had written earlier a short history of Kannada language, published in 1970. A revised version of it was published by Kannada University, Hampi. The present work enlarges it greatly, and includes more recent findings.