Kalaprapoorna Dr. Utukuri Lakshmikantamma, (1917-1996) was a rare combination of several talents from reciting poetry extempore in Sanskrit and Telugu to martial arts such as fencing, stick fighting and horse riding. Lakshmikantamma was born on December 21, 1917, in a sophisticated family of scholars and social activists. Her father Nalam Krishna Rao was a reputable…… Continue reading Dr. Utukuri Lakshmikantamma by Nidadavolu Malathi.
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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