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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Gurazada enjoyed a close relationship with the ruling family during his adult life. Gurajada later went on to publish a touching patriotic song, Desamunu Preminchumanna, that is remembered even today. GuraZada took retirement inthe then Madras University honored him with the title “Emeritus Fellow”.

Five Great Things About Kavishekara Gurajada Appa Rao

Vignana Sahiti Publications — via Google Books. SrikakulamSrikakulamAndhra PradeshIndia. He wrote the famous play named Kanyasulkam, which might be the only Telugu play that has both its dedication and preface in English. He is also known as Abyudaya Kavitha Pithamahudu. College, Visakhapatnam started an association to promote curriculum reform in high schools. Gurajada developed a long run friendship and association with the Pusapati family for years. Until reading habits prevail among masses, one must look only to the stage to exert such healthy influence.


Kanyasulkam Sarangadhara Mutyala Saralu Poornamma. He was married to Appala Narasamma in Telugu poets Telugu people Telugu writers Hindu poets births deaths Telugu-language writers University of Madras alumni Indian arts administrators Indian theatre vurajada 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 Guurajada 20th-century Indian male writers People from Visakhapatnam district People from Uttarandhra.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. We bring to you five great facts about the magnanimous writer who walked the earth called Andhra.

Yates — -a British civil servant, Ttelugu and Gurajada were the principal members. His poetry collection Mutyala Saralu was a steppingstone in Telugu poetry as well. His parents were Venkata Rama Dasu and Kausalyamma.

Wikisource has original works written by or about: His son Gurazada Venkata Ramadasu was born in As Gurajada continued his literary journey, writing and working, he was introduced to Maharaja Pusapati Ananda Gajapati Raju, the royal prince of Vizianagaram. The play is ageless in the sense that its projection of the Indian mindset and psyche is very relevant and applicable in Indian Society today.

He proved that a good heart and a sensible voice is all a man needs to bring change. The evolving face of theatre in India”. His play is still widely read and translated into numerous other languages. InGurajada was appointed to the post of Epigraphist to the Maharaja of Vizianagaram.


It was the first drama ever to be written in a spoken dialect that could be easily understood in collaboration with the visual dramatics. This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat It talks about the inhumanity of fathers who used to marry their prepubescent daughters to old men in return for money. Kanyasulkam is gurajaea the deplorable condition of widows in traditional Brahmin families in the Andhra region of India during the appaao century.

Madhu 26 December This very play marked the beginning of a new and radical era of story telling in Telugu language, as it was honest about blography society instead of putting our culture on a pedestal of greatness. He was a feminist long before it became a fad. His Sarangadharapublished in “Indian Leisure Hour” was well received.

It also questions the practices of witchcraftsorcery, and their popular usage in medical practice during that period in India. He completed his matriculation in and obtained F. Soon after, he was employed as a teacher in M.