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(Master Wish List under preparation)

The index on this page shows many headings and titles.  It is just a wish list (hey! there is nothing wrong in wishing! Who knows, it might come true sooner than later!) Write-ups for several headings listed below are slowly being developed. But, it is beyond the scope of the present site or one or two individuals to deal effectively with even a miniscule fraction of these.  They are indicated in the page with the hope that  other sites to which links can be provided will become available soon.  Or, if enough volunteer effort is available, write-ups can be compiled at this site itself. Alternatively, this site can be made a part of a significantly larger set. I know, I know, you are all smiling at these nonsensical notions! J But keep in mind the awesome Utah site for Sanskrit documents. Doesn't Telugu deserve something too? If you are still inclined to dismiss it, have a look at the Tamil resources on the net!

The other purpose of this list: The great many blank names without proper links serve to remind us that we have miles go to before……

-Seshu Madhava Rao Adluri.

Note: All the links with an asterisk point to web pages at other locations. Use the 'back' button of your browser to return to the present site.

 

 

Alphabetical Lists

Personalities (just beginning)

Index of Literary Works (just beginning)

 

pedda bAla Siksha

 

 

Subject Lists

 

Telugu Language

 

 

Notes on Historical Development of the Language

Prevedic / Vedic / Puranic

sAtavAhana / ikshvAku

cOLa

cALukya

Classical

Late Classical

Early Modern

vyAvahArika BhAShA vAdam (Late 19th and early 20th Cent.)

Late 20th Century

 

 

 

 

 

Notes on Script

Origins

Scribes

General Characteristics

Evolution of Character Graphs

Evolution of Spelling

 

 

 

 

 

Notes on Language

 

Grierson Survey (Circa 1900)

Introduction

Bibliography of Early works on Telugu

kOMTAu Dialect

Notes on Grammar (very challenging!)

Notes on Modern and Classical Usage (Far too big!)

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Interaction with Other Languages

praakRtaM

saMskRtaM (after praakRtaM?)

tamiL (perceived and real)

kannaDa (real only)

maraaThI

oriya

Burmese !!

Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Bengali

English

French/Duch/Portugese/Latin/Russian? :-)

 

 

 

 

 

Language Politics (Don't ever go there!)

If you cannot resist the temptation by any means, be absolutely cautious:

Modern idiom and the myth of pure Language! Dangerous Resurgence of purity, politics of power and dominance

vyaavahaarika Bhaasha, SiShTha vyaavahaarikaM, and homophobia

 

 

 

 

 

Telugu Literature

 

 

 

Classical Literature

   

Classical meters (Chandas)*

   

 

Pre-Nannaya

Early Non-Telugu Literature from Telugu Writers

cOLas of Cuddapah

cALukyAs of Telangana (and later cALukyAs of vEngI)

guNaga vijayaaditya

yuddhamalla of bejavADa (Vijayavada)

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Puranic (till AD 1400)

nannaya

vEmulavADa BhImana

nanne cODa

atharvaNa

pAlkuriki sOmanAtha

tikkana

raganAtha / gOna buddhA reDDi

kEtana

huLakki BhAskara & co.

kRShNamAcArya (of vacana fame!)

errana

nAcana sOmana

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Medieval (15th Cent.)

SrInAtha

bammera pOtana

anantAmAtya

tALLapAka annamayya

tALLapAka timmakka

pillalamarri pinavIrana

naMdi mallaya & GhaMTa siMgana

tALLapAka pedatirumalAcArya

tALLapAka cinatirumalAcArya

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Prabandha (16th Cent.)

Introduction to Prabandha Literature

allasAni peddana

naMdi timmana

mAdayyagAri mallana

dhUrjaTi

SrI kRShNadEvarAYA

piMgaLi sUrana

ayyalarAju rAmaBhadruDu

BhaTTu mUrti (rAmarAja BhUShaNuDu)

tenAli rAmakRShNa

kaMdukUri rudraya

AtkUri molla

sthAnApati (rAyavAcakaM fame!)

cadalavADa mallana

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Late (17th to 19th Cent.)

raGhunAtha nAyaka

vijayaranga cokkanAtha

kUcimaMci timmana

kUcimaMci jaggana

cEmakUra vEMkaTa kavi

kshEtrayya

veera rAGhava nAyaka

SEShamu vEnkaTapati

pOtulUri veera brahmaM

muddu paLani

aDidamu sUrana

ayyalarAju nArAyaNa

pAlavEkari kadirIpati

kaMkaMTi pAparAju

tyAgarAju

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Sataka Literature

Introduction to Sataka Literature

kRShNa SatakaM

sumatee SatakaM

kALahasteeSvara SatakaM

dASarathee SatakaM

Andhra nAyaka SatakaM

narasimha SatakaM

BhartRhari neeti SatakaM

rAmalingESa SatakaM

BhAskara SatakaM

vRShAdhipa SatakaM

sarvESvara SatakaM

nArAyaNa SatakaM

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Musical Compositions

tALLapAka annamAcArya

tALLapAka pedatirumalAcArya

tALLapAka cinatirumalAcArya

kancerla gOpanna (BhadrAcala rAmadAsu)

pOtulUri veera brahmam

kshEtrayya

kAkarla tyAgabrahmam (tyAgarAju)

sArangapANi

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Modern Literature

 

 

 

Modern Classical

paravastu cinnayasUri

kandukUri vIrESaliMgaM

vAvilikolanu subbA rAvu

viSvanAtha satyanArAyaNa

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Modern Poetry

 

BhAva kavitvaM (Romanticism)

gurajADa appA rAvu

rAyaprOlu subbA rAvu

naMDUri subbArAvu

duvvUri rAmi reDDi

jaMdhyAla pApayya SAstri (karuNa SrI)

! Far too many! We will develop the list slowly! How about copyrights for originals?

 

 

 

aBhyudaya - viplava (Progressive/Revolutionary)

SreeraMgaM SreenivAsa rAvu (SrI SrI)

mahaaprasthaanaM by SreeraMgaM SreenivAsa rAvu (SrI SrI)

dEvarakonDa bAla gaMgAdhara tilak

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C. Narayana Reddi (cinAre)

dASarathi kRShNamAcArya

kuMdurti AMjanEyulu

BhAgavatula sadASiva SaMkara SAstri (Arudra)

-----We will develop the list slowly!

 

 

 

Feminist

vOlgaa (swEcCha*: Translated by Dr. Ari Sitaramayya.)

----- Huh?

 

 

 

Post-Modern

Uh!! Hum!!

 

 

 

Literature of Songs and Lyrics

 

 

 

Modern Light Music

nanDUri subbA rAvu

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Revolutionary

gaddar

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Movie Music

 

Many excellent sites have been developed for Telugu film songs. Several commercial sites are on the rise. All India Radio is getting in to the act too. A few of the sites are linked below. Many more are available.

Telugu Film Server* (excellent! -trivia, text for many lyrics, articles, search engine…)

Telugu Film Server* (Mirror site in Europe)

GhanTasAla Home page* (by Ratnakar)

GhanTasAla Home page* (by Krishna Kandadai)

Lyrics of some Telugu film songs* (assorted collection by Krottapalli Ramarao)

Telugu Song Lyrics* (by Chakri)

Other links may be found at the film server site.

 

 

 

Fiction

 

 

 

Novels

mAlapalli

vEyipaDagalu

nArAyaNa rAvu

civaraku migilEdi

rEgaDi vittulu?

swEcCha* by vOlgaa: Translated by Dr. Ari Sitaramayya.

! Far too many! We will develop the list slowly!

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Short Stories

yaj~naM*

gAlivAna

! Far too many! We will develop the list slowly!

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Drama

 

 

 

Dramas

kanyASulkam

mABhUmi

NGO

koDukupuTTAla

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Organizations

suraBhi

jana nATya manDali

prajA nATya manDali

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Authors

gurajADa appA rAvu

vEdam vEnkaTarAya SAstri

dharmavaraM rAmakRShNamAcAryulu

dharmavaraM gOpAlAcAryulu

kALLakUri nArAyaNa rAvu

baLLAri rAGhava

kOlAcalaM SreenivAsarAvu

kokkonDa vEnkaTaratnam

pAanuganTi lakshmee narasimham

balijEpalli lakshmee kAntam

dASarathi kRShNamAcArya

SivarAju vEnkaTa subbA rAvu (bucci bAbu)

AtrEya

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mikkilinEni rAdhAkrishna mUrti "Andhra nATakarangacaritra"

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daLita Literature

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Folk Literature

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Biographical Literature

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Literary Criticism

C.R. Reddy

akkiraaju umaakaantaM

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Journalistic Literature

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Cinema Literature

 

I am sure that we can call the movie stuff too as Literature!

Telugu Film Server* (very well organized -trivia, text for many lyrics, articles, search engine…)

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