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Nationality  Indian
Name  Rayaprolu Rao
Ethnicity  Hindu
Role  Writer
Citizenship  India
Died  1984, Secunderabad
Notable works  Andhravali

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Genre  Poet, Lyricist, Translator

Maasaaniki mahaneeyudu mama rayaprolu subba rao satish bandaru


Rayaprolu Subbarao (1892–1984) was among the pioneers of modern Telugu literature. He is known as Abhinava Nannaya. He was recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award to Telugu Writers for his poetic work Misra Manjari in 1965. He was inspired by the Western literary movement and brought romanticism into Telugu literature by breaking away from the traditional translations of Sanskrit literature. He introduced the concept of "Amalina Shringara Tatvamu" into Telugu literature

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Rayaprolu Subba Rao TELUGU WEB WORLD GREAT POET AND WRITER RAYAPROLU SUBBA RAO GARU A

His poem Edesamegina Endukalidina,
Pogadara Neetalli Bhoomi Bharatini,
Nilupara Neejaati Nindu Gauravamu
is very popular.

Rayaprolu Subba Rao TELUGU WEB WORLD GREAT POET AND WRITER RAYAPROLU SUBBA RAO GARU A

Whichever country you go to, wherever you set foot,

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Whatever dais you ascend, whatever anyone says,

Rayaprolu Subba Rao Rayaprolu Subbarao Telugu Kavi Parichayam Images and HD Pictures

Praise your Motherland Bharati,

Rayaprolu Subba Rao June 2011 Rayaprolus Weblog

Keep up your nation’s whole dignity!

Manabadi pillala pandaga 2016 - Saharsh as Rayaprolu Subba Rao


Early life

Rao was born in Garlapadu village, Kakumanu Mandal, Guntur district. His maternal uncle, Avvari Subramanya Sastri, initially taught him Sanskrit and Telugu. He attended the Board High School in Bapatla and was later educated in Kakinada and Rajahmundry.

He assisted Komarraju Venkata Lakshmana Rao in the preparation of Andhra Vignana Sarvasvamu.

Department of Telugu in Osmania University, Hyderabad was started in 1919. He was the professor and head of this department for 25 years. Khandavalli Lakshmi Ranjanam, Divakarla Venkata Avadhani, B. Rama Raju and C. Narayana Reddy were associated with him as faculty.

He was the chief editor of Andhra Maha Bhagavatam published by Telugu Academi, Hyderabad.

Translations

  • Anumati (Permission)
  • Bhaja Govindamu (Pray to Govinda) (Telugu translation of Shankaracharya's Bhaja Govindam)
  • Soundarya Lahari (Billow of Beauty) (Telugu translation of Shankaracharya's Soundarya Lahari)
  • Sundara Kanda (Beauty Section) (Telugu translation of Valmiki Ramayana)
  • Doota Mattebhamu (Messenger Elephant)
  • Lalitha (Telugu translation of The Hermit of Oliver Goldsmith)
  • Madhukalasamu (Liquor Pitcher) (Telugu rendering of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)
  • Meghaduta (Telugu translation of Kalidasa's work)
  • Uttararama Charita (Telugu translation of Bhavabhuti's work)
  • Independent works

  • Trunakankanamu (Grass Bracelet)
  • Andhravali (Andhra Row)
  • Kashta Kamala (Kamala in Distress)
  • Ramyalokamu (Beautiful Sight)
  • Swapnakumaramu
  • Telugutoata (Telugu Garden)
  • Vanamala (Forest Necklace)
  • Misra Manjari (Mixed Bouquet)
  • Kannepatalu (Virgin Songs)
  • Jadakutchulu (Braid Tassels)
  • Style

    Subbarao's literature is a mixture of Telugu Indian culture and Western ideas. He brought Western romanticism especially English lyric style to Telugu literature. However, he followed classical Sanskrit and Telugu meter in his writings and he didn't abandon Sanskrit Telugu form common language. His literature themes include sensual material, love of nature, patriotism, spirituality, humanitarianism and social reforms. Sensuality, in general, may be divided into two kinds, union and separation. Rayaprolu preferred separation in his writings. In his first independent poem, Trunakankanamu, Rayaprolu narrates love pangs of separation. The hero's lover marries another man and he remains unmarried to suffer from the memories. By the end of the poem, hero's love transforms into a platonic love and friendship. In this poem, Rayaprolu's heroin continues a platonic relationship with the hero while married to another man. In Kastakamala, Kamala loves (platonic) two men. However, when one of them writes a love letter, she commits suicide. Rayaprolu was a great patriot and Telugu nationalist. He praised the (past) greatness of Telugu warriors to awaken the sleeping Telugu pride. Rayaprolu Subbarao defined Telugu romanticism and began a new era in Telugu literature. His romantic literature is considered as the watershed in Telugu literature for its modernity of themes such as naturalism, rural life, platonic love, a sense of history, libertarianism, patriotism, and fierce nationalism.

    Honours

  • He was awarded Kalaprapoorna from Andhra University in 1977.
  • References

    Rayaprolu Subba Rao Wikipedia


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