In the nineteen sixties, women writers dominated the field of fiction in Andhra Pradesh. Visalakshi is one of those writers, who have captured large readership because of their ability to tell stories with charismatic elegance. Historically, as a part of social reform movement and the country’s reorganization plans, women were encouraged to learn to read…… Continue reading DWIVEDULA VISALAKSHI: A STORYTELLER WITH FLAIR by Nidadavolu Malathi
Category: Analytical articles
BHANDARU ACCHAMAMBA, FIRST TELUGU STORY WRITER by Kondaveeti Satyavati
History of Telugu women writers is filled with numerous gems. If we dig them up and polish all those stones buried in dirt, the present day writings would be pale by comparison. We need to rewrite the current day history with an awareness of feminist perceptions and from women’s perspective. Well-known writer, Gurujada Appa Rao,…… Continue reading BHANDARU ACCHAMAMBA, FIRST TELUGU STORY WRITER by Kondaveeti Satyavati
Vaikuntapali by Dwivedula Visalakshi: A Review by Nidadavolu Malathi
In the history of Telugu fiction, the two decades 1950s and 1960s have been significant. Writers have produced notable fiction from the perspective of themes, technique and in recording social history of the times effectively. Immediately after the declaration of independence, the country set out to educate the public, and newspapers and magazines played a…… Continue reading Vaikuntapali by Dwivedula Visalakshi: A Review by Nidadavolu Malathi
2. WOMEN WRITING IN ANDHRA PRADESH: SOCIAL CONDITIONS by Nidadavolu Malathi
(Part 1 Historical Perspective). 2. WOMEN WRITING IN ANDHRA PRADESH: SOCIAL CONDITIONS Emergence of female fiction writers in the 1960’s.¨¨¨ In my article on women writing through centuries, published in September 2002 issue, I attempted to trace some of the trends in regard to women’s education in upper classes. In this essay, I intend to…… Continue reading 2. WOMEN WRITING IN ANDHRA PRADESH: SOCIAL CONDITIONS by Nidadavolu Malathi
What is a good story? by Nidadavolu Malathi
This article is about a question I’ve been struggling with for some time. Although thulika.net has been created to introduce Telugu fiction to the American readers, it is also reaching out to the young Indians who have adopted English as their medium of communication. Herein, I will try to illustrate the peculiar features prominent in…… Continue reading What is a good story? by Nidadavolu Malathi
English Translations of Telugu stories
Recently, there was a question why Telugu stories in translation have not captured the attention of global audience. Here are some of my thoughts. Readers are welcome to comment. Two days back I posted a request on Facebook, asking to “Suggest two Telugu translators who in your opinion have done a good job.” That was…… Continue reading English Translations of Telugu stories
An Introduction to an Anthology of Telugu Short Stories by R. S. Sudarshanam.
The modern short story in Telugu dates back to 1910, when Gurazada AppaRao published his piece, Diddubaatu (Reform) in a journal called ‘Andhra Bharathi’. Social reform was in the air and Gurazada Appa Rao and Kandukuri Veeresalingam were pioneers in social reform as well as in literary renaissance. Gurazada was a step ahead of Kandukuri…… Continue reading An Introduction to an Anthology of Telugu Short Stories by R. S. Sudarshanam.
Translation or Transference: The Problematic of Cultural Specifics
by Dr. S.S. Prabhakar Rao. Allen Tate has once observed, “Translation is for ever impossible and for ever necessary.” Down the centuries there have been unending debates about loyalty to and freedom from the original in a translation – ‘formal equivalence’ vs ‘dynamic equivalence.’ Whether a translation should read like a translation or like an…… Continue reading Translation or Transference: The Problematic of Cultural Specifics
Dharma Chakram by Viswanatha Satyanarayana: A Review by Santwana Chimalamarri.
Dharma Chakram, the confessional biography of an iconoclast. I would call myself a novice in the realm of Vishwanatha’s literature, being only around ten novels old. Most of the ones I read belong to Purana Vaira Granthamala, the ones that left my modern fantasy soaked mind astounded with their magical warp and weft. I was…… Continue reading Dharma Chakram by Viswanatha Satyanarayana: A Review by Santwana Chimalamarri.
Structure in the stories of Achanta Saradadevi
By Nidadavolu Malathi. Achanta Saradadevi is one of those notable Telugu writers who have written only short stories and just under one hundred. Her stories are proof that not the volume but the constituent that makes a good writer. You may arrive at the same conclusion if you had read two of her stories, The…… Continue reading Structure in the stories of Achanta Saradadevi