Category: Discussions

Structure [silpam] in Telugu fiction

Nidadavolu Malathi

Stories evolve in a given culture, like their lifestyle, from their own environment. Readers and critics are required to critique a story from that perspective. On one hand, it would appear like applying modern criteria in assessing a work of…

Dynamics of Transcultural transference: Translating from Telugu to English by Malathi Nidadavolu

Nidadavolu Malathi

After arriving in the U.S. in 1973, I became intensely aware of the incongruities on the surface in the two cultures—American and Indian—and the commonalities beneath. Hit by culture shock, and encouraged by my American friends, I launched the website,…

Nori Narasimha Sastry by Nidadavolu Malathi

Nidadavolu Malathi

Nori Narasimha Sastry (1900-1978) started writing poetry even as a child and produced voluminous amount of literature in almost all genres—poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and literary criticism for over six decades. He received the title kavi samrat [emporer of…