Friday, April 30, 2010

Sri Sri

                   

Sri Sri was the first true modern Telugu poet to write about contemporary issues that affected day-to-day life of a common man in a style and metre which were not used in classical Telugu poetry.Today is his Birth Centenary, so I will upload the books written by him.

His book Maha Prasthanam (The Great Journey), the magnum opus is an anthology of poems. Some other major works of Sri Sri include Siprali, and Khadga Srushti ("Creation of the Sword").

He is also famous for his quotes. Some of them are:

"1930 daaka sahityam nannu nadipinchindi. aa tharvaatha nunchi daanni neaenu nadipisthunaanu." ("Till 1930, Telugu literature showed me the way. After that, I am showing it the way.")

"kastajeevi ki mundhu venuka undevaade kavi" (play of words: 'Ka'stajee'vi' means working class man, 'kavi' means poet, Srisri says, a poet is always at the beginning and the end of a working class man, he is giving a hint as to where he derives is inspiration)

"Telugu vadi jathiya gunam orvaleni thanam." (National feeling of the great Telugu nation - Jealousy).

See also: MahaPrasthanam

Sunday, April 25, 2010

KanyaSulkam


 Click here to download.   Kanyasulkam

Kanyasulkam created revolution both in social reforms field and Telugu literature alike. It dealt with the abolition of Child marriages and Bride price.

The play is set in the Vizianagaram princely state in British India. It deals primarily with the lives of the "upper caste" Brahmins of the area, although it offers a few insights into the lives of other people as well. The play centers on Gireesam, an English-educated, resourceful but unscrupulous Brahmin man, and Madhuravani, a prostitute who takes her morals seriously. Although it maintains a surface of humor through satire, the play conveys the "disgrace to society" that outraged Gurazada.A must read for all who know Telugu.

I hope someone makes a cinema based on this novel. However the dialogues need to be rewritten to suit contemporary Telugu.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Welcome to Telugu Sahityam website

Hello All,

Telugu Sahityam website ku swagatham ! EE webiste telugu sahiti priyulandariki vedika.
Welcome to my website specially designed for Telugu Sahityam.I will be uploading daily a Telugu book and may possibly write my views on it.

Your suggestions are always welcome.

Yours,
Vamsi.