Monday 3 May 2010

Devulapalli Krishna Sastri

                                            
Devulapalli Krishnasastri (November 1, 1897 - 1981) was a Telugu poet, playwrite and translator. He is famously known as Andhra Shelly.

Early life

Devulapalli Krishnasastri (November 1, 1897 - 1981) was a Telugu poet, playwrite and translator. He is famously known as Andhra Shelly.

Career

Devulapalli started writing poetry from a very young age. Krishnasastri's works changed significantly after he met Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore at Santiniketan in 1929.
Krishnasastri joined All India Radio in 1945 and wrote a number of plays for it.
He also translated Sri Goda Devi's Tamil Tiruppavai into Telugu Keertanaas. Other translations of Tiruppavai are available - but they are all word for word. His translation is unique because he had taken the central idea of each Pasuram, made it into pallavi and wove around it the rest of the paasuram into anupallavi and charanam(s). They were set to pure carnatic music, even as they were composed, by Amruthavalli Sundaram. The publication with notation, is Orient Longman.

Literary works

Some of Krishnasastri's famous works include :
    * Amrutha Veena (1992)
    * Sri Andallu Tiruppavu Kirtanalu (1993)
    * Meghamala (1996)
    * Krishna Paksham (The Darkening Fortnight),
    * Pravasam (Alien Residence),
    * Mahati (The Veena of Narada).

Films

He wrote about 160 good lyrics to about 70 films during the 1950s to 1970s.[4] They include Malleswari, Naa Illu, En Veedu, Bangaru Papa, Ekaveera, Bhagya Rekha (1957), Rakta Kanneeru, Bhakta Tukaram, Karthika Deepam, Gorintaku, Megha Sandesham, Sri Rama Pattabhishekam

7 comments:

  1. can you please guide me where I can get theh book titled Sri Andallu Tiruppavu Kirtanalu (1993)

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  2. Here's the link for Tiruppavai:

    http://www.archive.org/download/Tiruppavai-MullapudiBapu/tiruppavai-tel-bapu-without_pics.pdf

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    1. I am not able to access the site. Can you help?

      D Balasundaram
      Coimbatore

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    2. What error message are you getting when you are opening this website?

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  3. Thank you very much for uploading Devulapally Sahityam ... Thanks alot

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