Monthly Archives: January 2014

Much ado about Tamboolam.

Here is beautiful essay by one ‘Sri Kamesam’ from the October 1946 issue of ‘Bharathi’ the great Telugu literary magazine of the 1940s and 50s. The essay is titled Taamboolam. Tamboolam also known as Khilley in Telugu and Paan (or … Continue reading

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The poet wards off an intrusive cur.

Money and possessions mattered little to the great poet now, life was empty, it held no charm for him after his emperor had left this earth just a while ago But one has to continue to live,as long as one … Continue reading

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A grateful poet laments on the demise of a graceful emperor.

In a couple of poems sung by him as an eulogy on the demise of the emperor, Krishna Raya, Allasani Peddana rues that he lived still after the great king left. Here is my attempt at translating the two great … Continue reading

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Sines-qua-non for great literary works – a la Allasani Peddana

. In a recent post of mine I recounted the story of the great Vijayanagar emperor Krishna Raya, commissioning his poet-laureate Allasani Peddana to author the epic Manu Charitram and the poet readily consenting to take up the formidable assignment. … Continue reading

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Old order changeth.

The dainty damsel is dancing in the court of the Lord of The Celestials, Indra, She unknown to Indra, is in love,- with a mere mortal, She gives the man, a divine flute, by mere playing of which, he can … Continue reading

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Kindness begets lots more kindness

You will sure like this Touching Video That Shows The Ripple Effect Of Acts Of Kindness http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/corpfa-inspirational-video_n_4591197.html

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The Emperor bids his poet-laureate to write an epic

The Stalwart Gets Supaari From The Supremo, To Do His Bidding. Peddanna vividly describes the mighty emperor Krishna Deva Raya and his court on the day the emperor requested him to write an epic about the Birth of Swarochisha Manu, … Continue reading

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