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Gabbilam II

The original Gabbilam (see earlier post) came out in 1941 . There is a single online reference to an English translation by M.B. Rajarao, published in 1975/76 by Nava Veda Publications. Another translation into English by Kaki Madhava Rao was … Continue reading

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Gorati Venkanna on the new dora 

Gorati Venkanna is among the well known praja kavulu or people’s poets in Telugu. A good collection of his songs is here. In the song ‘Wah wah re mA dora’*, the poet alerts his fellows to the new ways of … Continue reading

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Gabbilam I

Velcheru Narayana Rao’s book on 20th century Telugu poetry, Hibiscus on the Lake, has translations for two excerpts from Gurram Jashuva’s long poem Gabbilam. In a short introduction to Jashuva in the book, he writes: Born in an outcaste community … Continue reading

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Tanguturi Prakasam – Naa Jeevita Yatra

Prakasam pantulu‘s daredevilry is the stuff of legend. The early signs were there, in a colorful childhood. This is an excerpt from his autobiography Naa Jeevita Yatra (My Life’s Journey, complete text available online here). My translation follows. “….నాయుడు పేటలో … Continue reading

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