Eminent Scholars

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EMINENT TELUGU SCHOLARS AND OTHER ESSAYS
By Malathi Nidadavolu
2012

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© Malathi Nidadavolu e-Book edition 2011 No part of this book may be reproduced without express permission from the author. Contact author at malathini@gmail.com.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

KANUPARTI VARALAKSHMAMMA (1896-1978): A WRITER WITH A PURPOSE AND A PIONEER IN WOMEN’S MOVEMENT .......................................................................................................................................... 4 NIDUDAVOLU VENKATARAO: A MOVING ENCYCLOPEDIA, POET AND EMINENT LITERARY HISTORIAN. ............................................................................................................................................................... 9 DR. NAYANI KRISHNAKUMARI: A DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR IN FOLKLORE AND LITERATURE ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 19 DR. UTUKURI LAKSHMIKANTAMMA: EMINENT POET, SCHOLAR AND HISTORIAN...................... 26 TENNETI HEMALATA: AN INVINCIBLE FORCE IN TELUGU LITERATURE ........................................ 32 DR. ARUDRA: A RELENTLESS RESEARCHER AND PEOPLE’S POET ..................................................... 43 DYNAMICS OF TRANSCULTURAL TRANSFERENCE: TRANSLATING FROM TELUGU INTO ENGLISH ................................................................................................................................................................... 52 STRUCTURE IN [SILPAM] IN TELUGU STORY ............................................................................................... 67 ELEMENTS OF ORAL TRADITION IN TELUGU FICTION ........................................................................... 71 WHAT IS A GOOD STORY? .................................................................................................................................. 76 TELUGU HUMOR AND FAMILY VALUES ........................................................................................................ 84 BILINGUALISM IN ANDHRA PRADESH: IS IT AN IMPOSSIBLE CONCEPT? ......................................... 90

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KANUPARTI VARALAKSHMAMMA (1896-1978): A Writer With A Purpose And A Pioneer In Women’s Movement

Varalakshmamma was an avid social activist, active participant in Gandhian movement, a social conscious writer and a great speaker. She was born on October 6th, 1886. Her parents were Palaparthi Seshayya and Hanumayamma. She had seven siblings—five brothers and two sisters. She was married in 1909 to Kanuparthi Hanumantha Rao, an educated and sophisticated gentleman and health inspector by profession. He supported Varalakshmamma’s activities wholeheartedly. In the history of India, it was a crucial time. The country, inspired by Gandhi, was fighting for freedom from the British rule. The state of Andhra Pradesh was sizzling with the nationalist spirit and the social movements advocated by Veeresalingam. Varalakshmamma threw in her lot with these political and social movements at an early age. She worked towards not only improving the living conditions for women but also encouraging them actively to participate in these movements. She traveled around the country to promote the ideals she believed in. Varalakshmamma’s father and brothers encouraged her to read ever since she was a child. One of the contributory factors in her writing was her neighbors. As the story goes, there were some illiterate older women in her neighborhood who migrated from Maharashtra. They used to ask Varalakshmamma to read the letters they had received from their relatives back home and then ask her to write replies to those letters. They would often tell their thoughts in their own clumsy way and Varalakshmamma took it upon herself to think through and put them in a cogent manner. She was in 3rd grade at the time. This practice of reorganizing the thoughts...
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