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"An amazing book . . . There is nothing remotely like it anywhere in the world. I am in awe at the skill with which the many different voices in this collection have been kept alive.

Author: Vēlcēru Nārāyaṇarāvu

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520225985

Category: Poetry

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"An amazing book . . . There is nothing remotely like it anywhere in the world. I am in awe at the skill with which the many different voices in this collection have been kept alive. It is a terrific and stunningly interesting read."—Wendy Doniger, author of The Bedtrick: Tales of Sex and Masquerade "This is a superb collection, which presents to the English reading public for the first time a literature of great beauty and importance. There is no similar or comparable anthology for any Indian language let alone Telugu. All of the translations of the poems are exquisite and learned. The introduction is both a much needed history of Telugu poetry and also a guide to the aesthetics of Telugu poetry and the art of reading it."—Phyllis Granoff, translator of The Journey: Stories by K.C. Das

"An amazing book. There is nothing remotely like it anywhere in the world. I am in awe at the skill with which the many different voices in this collection have been kept alive.

Author: David Shulman

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520344525

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

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The classical tradition in Telugu, the mellifluous language of Andhra Pradesh in southern India, is one of the richest yet least explored of all South Asian literatures. In this volume, Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman have brought together mythological, religious, and secular texts by twenty major poets who wrote between the eleventh and nineteenth centuries, providing an authoritative volume overview of one of the world's most creative poetic traditions. An informative, engaging introduction fleshes out the history of Telugu literature, situating its poets in relation to significant literary themes and historical developments and discussing the relationship between Telugu and the classical literature and poetry of Sanskrit.
2020-05-12 By David Shulman

In the courtly tradition of classical Telugu, Allasāni Pĕddana stands out as possibly the supreme achievement. Only one great work of his has survived: the Manu-caritramu, which tells the story of the birth of the First Man, ...

Author: David Shulman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520976658

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

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The classical tradition in Telugu, the mellifluous language of Andhra Pradesh in southern India, is one of the richest yet least explored of all South Asian literatures. In this volume, Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman have brought together mythological, religious, and secular texts by twenty major poets who wrote between the eleventh and nineteenth centuries, providing an authoritative volume overview of one of the world's most creative poetic traditions. An informative, engaging introduction fleshes out the history of Telugu literature, situating its poets in relation to significant literary themes and historical developments and discussing the relationship between Telugu and the classical literature and poetry of Sanskrit.
2020-05-12 By David Shulman

Author: Sonti Venkata Suryanarayana Rao

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049673992

Category: Telugu literature

Page: 176

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On classical Telugu poetry.

Author: Bētavōlu Rāmabrahmaṃ

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:98900883

Category: Telugu poetry

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On classical Telugu poetry.

He moves easily between Sanskrit and the vernacular traditions, and between the worlds of orality and script. This is because of his mastery of the _classical_ Telugu tradition.

Author: Velcheru Narayana Rao

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438467757

Category: Literary Criticism

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Essays on Telugu and South Indian literature and culture by distinguished Telugu scholar Narayana Rao. Velcheru Narayana Rao’s contribution to understanding Indian cultural history, literary production, and intellectual life—specifically from the vantage of the Andhra region—has few parallels. He is one of the very rare scholars to be able to reflect magisterially on the precolonial and colonial periods. He moves easily between Sanskrit and the vernacular traditions, and between the worlds of orality and script. This is because of his mastery of the “classical” Telugu tradition. As Sanjay Subrahmanyam puts it in his Introduction, “To command nearly a thousand years of a literary tradition is no small feat, but more important still is VNR’s ability constantly to offer fresh readings and provocative frameworks for interpretation.” The essays and reflections in Text and Tradition in South India bring together the diverse and foundational contributions made by Narayana Rao to the rewriting of India’s cultural and literary history. The book is for anyone interested in the history of Indian ideas, the social and cultural history of South India, and the massive intellectual traditions of the subcontinent.
2017-06-01 By Velcheru Narayana Rao

"Composed in the mid-sixteenth century, ...[this] could be considered the first novel written in South Asia.

Author: Piṅgaḷi Sūrana

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0231125976

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 220

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"Composed in the mid-sixteenth century, ...[this] could be considered the first novel written in South Asia...Employing the poetic style known as campu, which mixes verse and prose, Pingali Suranna's work transcends our notions of tranditionl narrative.... [This novel] is both a gripping love story and a profound meditation on mind nd language."--Back cover.

His work focuses on classical, modern literatures in Telugu as well as in English. Vel eru Narayana Rao examined the form of poetic revolutions in Telugu and discussed the contemporaneity in ideological revolution at length.

Author: K. Suneetha Rani

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000470444

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume forms a part of the Critical Discourses in South Asia series which deals with schools, movements and discursive practices in major South Asian languages. It offers crucial insights into the making of Telugu literature and its critical tradition across over a century. The book brings together English translation of major writings of influential figures dealing with literary criticism and theory, aesthetic and performative traditions, re-interpretations of primary concepts, categories and interactions in Telugu. It presents 32 key texts in literary and cultural studies representing thoughts, debates, signposts and interfaces on important trends in critical discourse in the Telugu region from the middle of the 19th to the end of the 20th century, with nearly all translated by experts for the first time into English. The volume covers a wide array of themes, ranging from a text by Kandukuri Veeresalingam on women’s education to Challapalli Swaroopa Rani on new readings of the oral literature of the marginalised communities. These radical essays explore the interconnectedness of the socio-cultural and historical developments in the colonial and post-independence period in the Telugu region. They discuss themes such as integrative aesthetic visions; poetic and literary forms; modernism; imagination; power structures and social struggles; ideological values; cultural renovations; and collaborations and subversions. Comprehensive and authoritative, this volume offers an overview of the history of critical thought in Telugu literature in South Asia. It will be essential for scholars and researchers of Telugu language and literature, literary criticism, literary theory, comparative literature, Indian literature, cultural studies, art and aesthetics, performance studies, history, sociology, regional studies and South Asian studies. It will also interest the Telugu-speaking diaspora and those working on the intellectual history of Telugu and conservation of languages and culture.
2021-11-30 By K. Suneetha Rani

25 Sitapati, G.V. 1968: History of Telugu Literature; New Delhi, Sahitya Academy, pp. 255–26. Some of the publications on Telugu literature up to 1968 are also listed there. ... 33 Narayana Rao and Shulman, Classical Telugu Poetry, p.

Author: Hans Harder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351384353

Category: History

Page: 387

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Writing histories of literature means making selections, passing value judgments, and incorporating or rejecting foregoing traditions. The book argues that in many parts of India, literary histories play an important role in creating a cultural ethos. They are closely linked with nationalism in general and various regional ‘sub-nationalisms’ in particular. The contributors to this volume look at a great variety of aspects of the historiography of modern regional languages of India. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
2017-08-03 By Hans Harder

Twentieth-century Telugu Poetry from India Velcheru Narayana Rao ... He had a phenomenal control of Sanskrit and classical Telugu ; he could wield Telugu meters with a command superior even to the classical poets . A poem he wrote in ...

Author: Velcheru Narayana Rao

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299177041

Category: Poetry

Page: 330

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English speakers may read for the first time a previously hidden literature of great beauty and importance, compiled and translated by one of the foremost scholars of the literature of twentieth-century India. Richly appealing, sensitively and masterfully translated, surprisingly accessible, and adeptly organized, these poems from the Telugu language of southern India will find in this groundbreaking anthology the wider international readership they deserve and a place in the worldwide emergence of India's vernacular literature. Velcheru Narayana Rao is an ideal guide for the English-language reader's timely introduction to this long and vigorous literary tradition and to the generously varied poets whose accomplished, exotic, enigmatic voices speak to us here at last in the boundless tradition of all great poetry.

"Composed in the mid-sixteenth century, ...[this] could be considered the first novel written in South Asia.

Author: Piṅgaḷi Sūrana

Publisher:

ISBN: 0231125968

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 220

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"Composed in the mid-sixteenth century, ...[this] could be considered the first novel written in South Asia...Employing the poetic style known as campu, which mixes verse and prose, Pingali Suranna's work transcends our notions of tranditionl narrative.... [This novel] is both a gripping love story and a profound meditation on mind nd language."--Back cover.

Pingala Lakshmikantham characterizes mārga as “classical” and deśī as “vernacular.” See Āndhra Sāhitya Caritra (Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy, 1974), 33. 8. Narayana Rao and Shulman, Classical Telugu Poetry, 3. 9.

Author: Nell Shapiro Hawley

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438482422

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 462

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A major contribution to the study of South Asian literature, offering a landmark view of Mahābhāata studies. Many Mahābhāratas is an introduction to the spectacular and long-lived diversity of Mahābhārata literature in South Asia. This diversity begins with the Sanskrit Mahābhārata, an early epic poem that narrates the events of a catastrophic fratricidal war. Along the way, it draws in nearly everything else in Hindu mythology, philosophy, and story literature. The magnitude of its scope and the relentless complexity of its worldview primed the Mahābhārata for uncountable tellings in South Asia and beyond. For two thousand years, the instinctive approach to the Mahābhārata has been not to consume it but to create it anew. The many Mahābhāratas of this book come from the first century to the twenty-first. They are composed in nine different languages—Apabhramsha, Bengali, English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil, and Telugu. Early chapters illuminate themes of retelling within the Sanskrit Mahābhārata itself, demonstrating that the story’s propensity for regeneration emerges from within. The majority of the book, however, reaches far beyond the Sanskrit epic. Readers dive into classical dramas, premodern vernacular poems, regional performance traditions, commentaries, graphic novels, political essays, novels, and contemporary theater productions—all of them Mahābhāratas. Because of its historical and linguistic breadth, its commitment to primary sources, and its exploration of multiplicity and diversity as essential features of the Mahābhārata’s long life in South Asia, Many Mahābhāratas constitutes a major contribution to the study of South Asian literature and offers a landmark view of the field of Mahābhārata studies. Nell Shapiro Hawley is Preceptor in Sanskrit at Harvard University. Sohini Sarah Pillai is a PhD candidate in South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
2021-05-01 By Nell Shapiro Hawley

David Shulman and Velcheru Narayana Rao offer a groundbreaking cultural biography of Srinatha, arguably the most creative figure in the thousand-year history of Telugu literature.

Author: Velcheru Narayana Rao

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199863044

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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David Shulman and Velcheru Narayana Rao offer a groundbreaking cultural biography of Srinatha, arguably the most creative figure in the thousand-year history of Telugu literature. Their study, which includes extensive translations of Srinatha's major works, shows the poet's place in a great classical tradition in a moment of profound cultural transformation.
2012-03-21 By Velcheru Narayana Rao

Each poem is presented in a contemporary English translation along with the Indian-language original. An introduction and a concluding essay explore in detail the stories and texts that comprise the catu system.

Author: Velcheru Narayana Rao

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520309470

Category:

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A Poem at the Right Moment collects, and preserves, poems--called catus--that have circulated orally for centuries in South India. The poems are remarkable for their wit and precision, their lyrical insight on the commonplace, their fascination with sensual experience, and their exploration of the connection between language and desire. Taken together the catus offer a penetrating critical vision and an understanding of the classical traditions of Telugu, Tamil, and Sanskrit. Each poem is presented in a contemporary English translation along with the Indian-language original. An introduction and a concluding essay explore in detail the stories and texts that comprise the catu system. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1998.
2021-01-08 By Velcheru Narayana Rao

Classical Telugu poets have exploited this inherently mellifluous quality of the language beautifully, a beauty they enhanced and intensified by the complex metrical and other phono-aesthetic techniques available to them, as codified by ...

Author: David Shulman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226755786

Category: Religion

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“Rocks. Goats. Dry shrubs. Buffaloes. Thorns. A fallen tamarind tree.” Such were the sights that greeted David Shulman on his arrival in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in the spring of 2006. An expert on South Indian languages and cultures, Shulman knew the region well, but from the moment he arrived for this seven-month sojourn he actively soaked up such simple aspects of his surroundings, determined to attend to the rich texture of daily life—choosing to be at the same time scholar and tourist, wanderer and wonderer. Lyrical, sensual, and introspective, Spring, Heat, Rains is Shulman’s diary of that experience. Evocative reflections on daily events—from explorations of crumbling temples to battles with ineradicable bugs to joyous dinners with friends—are organically interwoven with considerations of the ancient poetry and myths that remain such an inextricable part of life in contemporary India. With Shulman as our guide, we meet singers and poets, washermen and betel-nut vendors, modern literati and ancient gods and goddesses. We marvel at the “golden electrocution” that is the taste of a mango fresh from the tree. And we plunge into the searing heat of an Indian summer, so oppressive and inescapable that when the monsoon arrives to banish the heat with sheets of rain, we understand why, year after year, it is celebrated as a miracle. An unabashedly personal account from a scholar whose deep knowledge has never obscured his joy in discovery, Spring, Heat, Rains is a passionate act of sharing, an unforgettable gift for anyone who has ever dreamed of India.
2009-08-01 By David Shulman

Author: Vaḍali Mandēsvararāru

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015043020273

Category: Telugu poetry

Page: 179

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A. K. Ramanujan, V. Narayana Rao, D. Shulman ( ); A Poem at the Right Moment: Remembered Verses from Premodern South India ( ), and Classical Telugu Poetry: An Anthology ( ), both ed. V. Narayana Rao and D. Shulman; ...

Author: Stephen Cushman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400841424

Category: Literary Criticism

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The most important poetry reference for more than four decades—now fully updated for the twenty-first century Through three editions over more than four decades, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject: history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, critical terms, and more. Now this landmark work has been thoroughly revised and updated for the twenty-first century. Compiled by an entirely new team of editors, the fourth edition—the first new edition in almost twenty years—reflects recent changes in literary and cultural studies, providing up-to-date coverage and giving greater attention to the international aspects of poetry, all while preserving the best of the previous volumes. At well over a million words and more than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia has unparalleled breadth and depth. Entries range in length from brief paragraphs to major essays of 15,000 words, offering a more thorough treatment—including expert synthesis and indispensable bibliographies—than conventional handbooks or dictionaries. This is a book that no reader or writer of poetry will want to be without. Thoroughly revised and updated by a new editorial team for twenty-first-century students, scholars, and poets More than 250 new entries cover recent terms, movements, and related topics Broader international coverage includes articles on the poetries of more than 110 nations, regions, and languages Expanded coverage of poetries of the non-Western and developing worlds Updated bibliographies and cross-references New, easier-to-use page design Fully indexed for the first time
2012-08-26 By Stephen Cushman

Listening to such a poem, the reader, like the poet himself, may become aware that the woman in question is the ... For the opposition of temple poets to court poets, see V. Narayana Rao and D. Shulman, Classical Telugu Poetry: An ...

Author: Annamayya

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198040323

Category: Religion

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The devotional poems of Annamaya (15th century) are perhaps the most accessible and universal achievement of classical Telugu literature, one of the major literatures of pre-modern India. Annamaya effectively created and popularized a new genre, the short padam song, which spread throughout the Telugu and Tamil regions and would become an important vehicle for the composition of Carnatic music - the classical music of South India. In this book, Rao and Shulman offer translations of 150 of Annamaya's poems. All of them are addressed to the god associated with the famous temple city of Tirupati-Annamaya's home-a deity who is sometimes referred to as "god on the hill" or "lord of the seven hills." The poems are couched in a simple and accessible language invented by Annamaya for this purpose. Rao and Shulman's elegant and lyrical modern translations of these beautiful and moving verses are wonderfully readable as poetry in their own right, and will be of great interest to scholars of South Indian history and culture.
2005-10-06 By Annamayya

Several metres found in classical Telugu poetry are taken directly from the classical Sanskrit v tta metres. These syllable-based (ak ara) metres employ a strict arrangement of short (laghu) and long (guru) syllables.

Author: Srinivas Reddy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9788184753059

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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And below her hair; she would put on a garland and spend a few minutes just gazing into a pond; seeing her reflection and satisfying her desire before turning away and returning the worn garland to her flower basket The emperor Krishnadevaraya’s epic poem Amuktamalyada (Giver of the Worn Garland) depicts the life of the medieval Vaisnava poet-saint Andal; or Goda Devi as she is also known; and her passionate devotion to Lord Visnu. Krishnadevaraya’s unique poetic imagination brings to life a celestial world filled with wonder; creativity; humour and vibrant natural beauty. The mundane is made divine and the ordinary becomes extraordinary; the routine activities of daily life become expressive metaphors for heavenly actions; while the exalted gods of heaven are re-imagined as living persons. The poet’s ability to see divinity in the most commonplace activities is an extension of his powerful belief that god is everywhere; in everything; at all times.
2010-12-07 By Srinivas Reddy

Listening to such a poem, the reader, like the poet himself, may become aware that the woman in question is the ... For the opposition oftemple poets to court poets, see V. Narayana Rao and D. Shulman, Classical Telugu Poetry: An ...

Author: Annamayya

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195346106

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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The devotional poems of Annamayya (15th century) are perhaps the most accessible and universal achievement of classical Telugu literature, one of the major literatures of pre-modern India. Annamayya effectively created and popularized a new genre, the short padam song, which spread throughout the Telugu and Tamil regions and would become an important vehicle for the composition of Carnatic music - the classical music of South India. In this book, Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman offer translations of nearly 100 of Annamayya's poems. All of them are addressed to the god associated with the famous temple city of Tirupati -- Annamayya's home. This deity is sometimes referred to as "god on the hill" or "lord of the seven hills." The poems are couched in a simple and approachable language invented by Annamayya for this purpose and fall into two major categories, the erotic and the metaphysical. The erotic poems, usually in the female voice, sing of the complexities of the god's love life. The metaphysical poems are sung in the poet's own voice and explore the relationship between the poet and his god. Though a small sample of Annamayya's surviving corpus, the selection in this volume suggests the scope of both genres. Rao and Shulman's elegant and lyrical modern translations of these beautiful and moving verses are wonderfully readable as poetry in their own right. The Afterword enriches the reader's understanding, providing historical context and returning us to the poems themselves with a deeper appreciation.
2005-09-17 By Annamayya

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