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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The same year, Gurajada and his friends started the Andhra Sahitya Parishat to promote use of spoken dialects. His daughter Voleti Lakshmi Narasamma was born in Yates — -a British civil servant, Gidugu and Gurajada were the principal members.

Gurajada Apparao was deeply troubled by the double standards, hypocrisy and social inequalities in the Indian society. Gurazada was born on 21 September at yurajada maternal uncle’s bbiography in Rayavaram village, near YelamanchiliVisakhapatnam district. He was a poet, writer, and a social reformist who openly talked about society and its discrimination towards women. Chalapathi 1 January Wikisource has original works written by or about: As Gurajada continued his literary journey, writing and working, he was introduced to Maharaja Pusapati Ananda Gajapati Raju, the royal prince of Vizianagaram.

The drama went on to become a super success in the history of Telugu Literature. Inhis close friend P. InGurajada’s mother died. Srinivasa Iyyangar, principal of Mrs. He is also known as Abyudaya Kavitha Pithamahudu. Gurajada was also involved in great social work and was a member of Voluntary Services Corps in Visakhapatnam. He taught the F. Gurajada later went on to publish a touching patriotic song, Desamunu Preminchumanna, that is remembered even today. So, it is our duty as a fellow Telugu-speaking individual to keep him in our thoughts and learn from him all that we can.


In the mean time, he continued his studies and graduated with B. Madhu 26 December He and his father before him were both employed by the princely state of Vizianagaram. His poetry collection Mutyala Saralu was a steppingstone in Telugu poetry as well.

He was a feminist long before it became a fad. It was the first drama ever to gurajdaa written in a spoken dialect that could be easily understood in collaboration with the visual dramatics.

Chandrasekhara Sastri who provided him free lodging and boarding.

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We salute one of the greatest writers who ever lived on the plains of Telugus, writing strong and touching literary works which shook thoughts. What made his play an exponential success is the way he used satire to talk about serious issues in a light and entertaining manner. Gurazada Venkata Apparao 21 September — 30 November was a noted Indian playwright, dramatist, poet, and writer known for his works in Telugu theatre. Gurajada’s childhood friend and classmate in Chipurupalli, Gidugu Rammurty — was his school of thought.

His Sarangadharapublished in “Indian Leisure Hour” was well received.

The evolving face of theatre in India”. His remaining schooling was done at Vizianagaram after his father died.

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The play is a highly thought-provoking social drama dealing with social issues relevant to the time. He wrote iin famous play named Kanyasulkam, which might be the only Telugu play that has both its dedication and preface zpparao English. I am sure there is much more to this great personality than what meets the eye. One of the chief aims was to introduce spoken dialects. He was elected vice-president of the Ananda Gajapati Debating club in Views Read Edit View history.


His parents were Venkata Rama Dasu and Kausalyamma. Along with him, J.

Gurazada Apparao

He spoke for the first time at a Congress Party meeting in while in Vizianagaram. It frequently jabs at the male-dominated ggurajada of India, by bringing to the forefront certain egoistic idiosyncrasies of a typical Indian male, in an unflattering manner.

He introduced a new lyrical style and a new meter in place of the traditional one. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved from ” https: It talks about the inhumanity of fathers who used to marry their prepubescent daughters to old men in return for money. The play is ageless in the sense that its projection of the Indian mindset and psyche is very relevant and applicable in Indian Society today.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gurajada developed a long run friendship and association with the Pusapati family for years. Srinivasa Iyengar — also gave a lot of support and encouragement.

Gurazada enjoyed a close relationship with the ruling family during his adult life. VizianagaramVisakhapatnamAndhra PradeshIndia. High School in with a salary of Rs. He completed his matriculation in and obtained F. His style of humor is an inspiration to many writers and artists that came after him.

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