Classical Telugu Poetry: An Anthology by Velcheru Narayana & Shulman, David Rao

By Velcheru Narayana & Shulman, David Rao

This groundbreaking anthology opens a window on one thousand years of classical poetry in Telugu, the mellifluous language of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. The classical culture in Telugu is likely one of the richest but least explored of all South Asian literatures. This authoritative quantity, the 1st anthology of classical Telugu poetry in English, offers an summary of 1 of the world's so much artistic poetic traditions. Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman have introduced jointly mythological, non secular, and secular texts by means of twenty significant poets who wrote among the 11th and 19th centuries. The superbly translated decisions are frequently dramatic and unforeseen in tone and influence, and infrequently hugely own. The authors have supplied an informative, enticing advent, fleshing out the historical past of Telugu literature, situating its poets on the subject of major literary subject matters and historic advancements, and discussing the connection among Telugu and the classical literature and poetry of Sanskrit.

Show description

Read or Download Classical Telugu Poetry: An Anthology PDF

Similar anthologies books

Americans' Favorite Poems

This anthology embodies Robert Pinsky's dedication to find America's loved poems, his distinct project as Poet Laureate of the us. the decisions during this anthology have been selected from the non-public letters of hundreds of thousands of american citizens who answered to Robert Pinsky's invitation to jot down to him approximately their favourite poems.

Training Skills for Library Staff

Many details and library practitioners are engaged in education actions of their day-by-day paintings, and either want and need to grasp approximately new techniques to studying. In education talents for Library employees, veteran coach Barbara Allan takes the secret out of the doubtless strange and the senseless from the attempted and actual.

A Mighty Change: An Anthology of Deaf American Writing, 1816-1864 (Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series, Vol. 2)

If destiny volumes are of as top of the range as this, these too might be a welcome boost to the research of deaf literature.

Alchemy and Alchemists

Alchemy has usually been considered as 'the heritage of an error', an instance of mediaeval gullibility and greed, within which alchemists attempted to show lead into gold, create brilliant wealth and locate the elixir of existence. yet alchemy has additionally been defined as 'the mightiest mystery guy can possess', and it obsessed the likes of Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle and plenty of of the founders of contemporary technology.

Additional resources for Classical Telugu Poetry: An Anthology

Example text

He was courageous, brilliant, but still a tender young boy. Cruel-hearted men, many of them, came together to do this thing. Tell me how it happened and what led up to it, help me understand. gan emi galadu 34. aparva). uvanu p¯o banici ¯ka¯ka to˘luta mo˘na so˘ram k˘d o . u ¯ agune˘¯na¯yatti pa¯pa-karmudu dakkan 35 gad . . When Arjuna can’t find his son and asks me, what can I say? a and his dear sister. What use is remorse? ” Instead, I told him: “You can do it. ” I’m the one who sent him. It was greed that blinded me to my faults.

A starts, breaks, starts again, breaks off, resumes; literally, the verse looks something like this: “I wanted it. Badly. My favorite drink. Didn’t want to send a lowly servant. Asked you. You’re making a fuss. As if it’s something improper. You’re upset. Really. ” One long sentence, built around a series of nonfinites, infinitives, and conditionals that break it into a choppy sequence of part-utterances. The sequence culminates in a final appeal, a rhetorical question, which nicely masks the speaker’s true intention.

Populist and elitist strands— or, if one prefers, regional and pan-Indian/Sanskritic— come together in his poetry, which stylistically and thematically forged a new sensibility. u and S´iva whom he addresses in his invocations. It is also important to realize the more generalized direction of aesthetic transformation that Tikkana brought to his reworking of the Maha¯bha¯rata text. The stylistic and syntactical features we have outlined are perfectly in line with this wider shift, which turns the Sanskrit epic into a Telugu family drama of local south Indian chiefs.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.05 of 5 – based on 36 votes