Krishna sat in the kitchen, chatting with mother with his sister in his lap. Father called him and asked him to run to the shop and buy cigarettes. Krishna remained indoors most of the time, these days. He was reluctant to go into the streets. But now he has no choice since his father asked…… Continue reading Why would I lose it, Daddy? by Chaganti Somayajulu.
Month: June 2013
Chicken burglars by Poosapati Krishnamraju
The poultry in front of Paidamma’s hut is twittering kuckoroo ko noisily. Paidamma is shooting away a volley of insults without mentioning anyone in particular. The darybreak sets off along with her holler. Bright sunrays are dispersing with sleazy giggles from behind the yellow ganneru bushes by the hedge of the mansion of Sri Raja…… Continue reading Chicken burglars by Poosapati Krishnamraju
Dinner guest on Saturdays by D. Kameswari.
There was no reason for me to recall a fifty year-old story if it were not for the pellichuupulu. we had scheduled for my granddaughter, Silpa. The groom, his father and mother came to our house on the said day. I did not expect, not even in my wildest dreams, that I would be seeing…… Continue reading Dinner guest on Saturdays by D. Kameswari.
Dynamics of Transcultural transference: Translating from Telugu to English by Malathi Nidadavolu
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, www.thulika.net, in an attempt to demystify the stereotypical perceptions, identify the underlying commonalities in our…… Continue reading Dynamics of Transcultural transference: Translating from Telugu to English by Malathi Nidadavolu
Nori Narasimha Sastry’s views on History and Historical Novel
In a couple of essays, Narasimha Sastry discussed history and historical fiction at length. He put forth enormous amount of information in support of his theory that our way of studying our history if faulty. In the process he also defines the correlation between history and historical novel. In the essay, swatantra bharatamulo charitra rachana…… Continue reading Nori Narasimha Sastry’s views on History and Historical Novel
Nori Narasimha Sastry by 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 poets] in 1947. He was an active participant in several literary organizations. Narasimha Sastry was…… Continue reading Nori Narasimha Sastry by Nidadavolu Malathi
A historical perspective of Women’s writing in Andhra Pradesh
by Nidadavolu Malathi. Dog wonderedWhy are there so many poems About dogs Pink chalk wondered Why there are none About him Here, pink chalk, a poem about a dog. –Anonymous. I saw this poem on the sidewalk during my evening walk one day. I stood there memorizing the lines. Next morning I went back to…… Continue reading A historical perspective of Women’s writing in Andhra Pradesh