Telugu writer and Poet. Telugu writer and Poet. Gurazada Appa Rao; Gurajada Apparao. edit గురజాడ వెంకట అప్పారావు (Telugu). English: Life History of Gurajada Apparao dispalyed at his house (presently used as a memorial library) in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh. Sri Gurajada Apparao was a social reformer, poet, writer, philosopher, and a to know that the era of Modern Telugu Literature was born from Gurajada’s pen.

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Gurazada Apparao

College, Visakhapatnam started an association to promote curriculum reform in high schools. His play is still widely read and translated into numerous other languages. In the mean time, he continued his studies and graduated with B. Gurajada developed a long run friendship and association with the Pusapati family for years.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Inhis close guarjada P. The play was in some ways way ahead of its time and was very bold in criticizing the popular opinions and practices during that era.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kanyasulkam is about the deplorable condition of widows in traditional Brahmin families guraajda the Andhra region of India during the 19th century. In fact, it was Mukherji who constantly encouraged Appa Rao to go regional and start writing in Telugu to touch the natives.

Gurazada Apparao – Wikipedia

Yates — -a British civil servant, Gidugu and Gurajada were the principal members. We salute one of the greatest writers who ever lived on the plains of Telugus, writing strong and touching literary works which shook thoughts.


He and his father before him were both employed by the princely state of Vizianagaram. Along with him, J. GuraZada took retirement inthe then Turajada University honored him with the title “Emeritus Fellow”.

The play is a highly thought-provoking social drama dealing with social issues relevant to the time. Gurajada later went on to publish a touching patriotic song, Desamunu Preminchumanna, that is remembered even today. Inhe was appointed to the Board of Studies by Madras University. As Gurajada continued his literary journey, writing and working, biogralhy was introduced to Maharaja Pusapati Ananda Gajapati Raju, the royal prince of Vizianagaram.

He wrote the famous play named Kanyasulkam, which might be the only Telugu play that has both its dedication and preface in English. The great Gurajada Appa Rao needs no new introduction to the gurajzda of Gjrajada origin all over the world. His Sarangadharapublished in “Indian Leisure Hour” was well received. Young Gurajada displayed his concern and calling for the society around him from his very young years.

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It frequently jabs at the male-dominated society of India, by bringing to the forefront certain egoistic idiosyncrasies of a typical Indian male, in an unflattering manner. Retrieved from ” https: Until reading habits prevail among masses, one must look only to the stage to exert apparak healthy influence.


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He completed his matriculation in and obtained F. What made his play an exponential success is the way he used satire to talk about serious issues in a light and entertaining manner. Madhu 26 December Gurazada Venkata Apparao 21 September — 30 November was a noted Indian playwright, dramatist, poet, and writer known for his works in Telugu theatre.

He is also known as Abyudaya Kavitha Pithamahudu. During that time, he was taken care of by the then M. Gundukurti Venkata Ramanayyaeditor of the “Indian Leisure Hour” encouraged Gurazada greatly during the same period. InGurajada’s mother died. Vignana Sahiti Publications — via Google Books.

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Gurazada enjoyed a close relationship with the ruling family during his adult life. Philosophy major and Sanskrit minor in He was married to Appala Narasamma in The English preface to the first edition of his play states: Kanyasulkam Sarangadhara Mutyala Saralu Poornamma. He taught the F. He spoke for the first time at a Congress Party meeting in while in Vizianagaram.

He proved that a good heart and a sensible voice is all a man needs to bring change.