The novel Kusuma Bale was written by Sh Devanooru Mahadeva, published in the year 1984. Like all his other works, Sh Mahadeva employs the dialect spoken in places in and around Nanjangud to a mesmerizing effect. The narration, style, technique, and aspirations of the novel contribute to its beauty binding the reader to a prolonged spell of aesthetic gratification. Famous writer and critic G S Amoora describes Kusuma Bale as ‘a piece of literature which depicts the cultural aspects of an entire community. Writers who have had the grasp of the culture of a community are very rare.