Telugu writer and Poet. Telugu writer and Poet. Gurazada Appa Rao; Gurajada Apparao. edit గురజాడ వెంకట అప్పారావు (Telugu). English: Life History of Gurajada Apparao dispalyed at his house (presently used as a memorial library) in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh. Sri Gurajada Apparao was a social reformer, poet, writer, philosopher, and a to know that the era of Modern Telugu Literature was born from Gurajada’s pen.

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He taught the F. In the mean time, he continued his studies and graduated with B. His remaining schooling was done at Vizianagaram after his father died. He proved that a good heart and a sensible voice is all a man needs to bring change.

Philosophy major and Sanskrit minor in Kanyasulkam Sarangadhara Mutyala Saralu Poornamma. Gurazada was born on 21 September at his maternal uncle’s home in Rayavaram village, near YelamanchiliVisakhapatnam district. He was a poet, writer, and a social reformist who openly talked about society and its discrimination towards women. His daughter Voleti Lakshmi Narasamma was born in Srinivasa Iyyangar, principal of Mrs. It was the first drama ever to be written in a spoken dialect that could tdlugu easily understood in collaboration with the visual dramatics.

Even though it has many inspiring lines, there is one line that is so powerful and universal it is still predominantly quoted:. He introduced a new lyrical style and a new meter in place of the traditional one. Telugu poets Telugu people Telugu writers Hindu poets births deaths Telugu-language writers University of Madras alumni Indian arts administrators Indian theatre directors 19th-century Indian dramatists and playwrights 20th-century Indian dramatists and playwrights Indian male dramatists and playwrights Telugu-language dramatists and playwrights Writers from Visakhapatnam 19th-century male writers Dramatists and playwrights from Andhra Pradesh Poets from Andhra Pradesh 20th-century Indian male writers Biograph from Visakhapatnam district People from Uttarandhra.


The play is a highly thought-provoking social drama dealing with social issues appqrao to the time.

Views Read Edit View history. Vignana Sahiti Publications — via Google Books. Young Gurajada displayed his concern and calling for the society around him from his very young years.

We salute one of the greatest writers who ever lived on the plains of Telugus, writing strong and touching literary works which shook thoughts. He wrote the famous play named Kanyasulkam, which might be the only Telugu play that has both its dedication and preface in English.

It talks about the inhumanity of fathers who used to marry their prepubescent daughters to old men in return for money. He spoke for the first time at a Congress Party meeting in while in Vizianagaram. He completed his matriculation in and obtained F. Inhe was appointed to the Board of Studies by Madras University. His son Gurazada Venkata Ramadasu was born in InGurajada’s mother died. High School in with a salary of Rs.

The evolving face of theatre in India”. We bring to you five great facts about the magnanimous writer who walked the earth called Andhra. So, it is our duty as a fellow Telugu-speaking individual to keep him in our thoughts and learn from him all that we can. It frequently jabs at the male-dominated society of India, by bringing to the forefront certain egoistic idiosyncrasies of a typical Indian male, in an unflattering manner.

This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat Chalapathi 1 January Gurajada later went on to publish a touching patriotic song, Desamunu Preminchumanna, that is remembered even today. InGurajada was appointed to the post of Epigraphist to the Maharaja of Vizianagaram.

Gurajada lived most of his life in and around Vizianagaram in what was then called as Kalinga Rajyam. Chandrasekhara Sastri who provided him free lodging and boarding.

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I am sure there is much more to this great personality than what meets the eye. It also questions the practices of witchcraftsorcery, and their popular usage in medical practice during that period in India. For some period duringhe worked as Head Clerk in the Deputy Collector’s office. The same year, Gurajada and his friends started the Andhra Sahitya Parishat to promote use of spoken dialects.

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SrikakulamSrikakulamAndhra PradeshIndia. The song inspired many people to take up their responsibility as a citizen seriously. Gurazada enjoyed a close relationship with the ruling family during his adult life. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As Gurajada continued his literary journey, writing and working, he was introduced to Maharaja Pusapati Ananda Gajapati Raju, the royal prince of Vizianagaram.

Kanyasulkam is about the deplorable condition of widows in traditional Brahmin families in the Andhra region of India during the 19th century. One of the chief aims was to introduce spoken dialects.

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Srinivasa Iyengar tlugu also gave a lot of support and encouragement. What made his play an exponential success is the way he used satire to talk about serious issues in a light and entertaining manner. Yates — -a British civil servant, Gidugu and Gurajada were the principal members. Emeritus Fellow, University of Madras. Gundukurti Venkata Ramanayyaeditor of the “Indian Leisure Hour” encouraged Gurazada greatly during the same period. College with a salary of Rs.