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 Venkata Apparao 21 September — 30 November was a noted Indian playwright, dramatist, poet, and writer known for his works in Telugu theatre. His Sarangadharapublished in “Indian Leisure Hour” was well received. Gundukurti Venkata Ramanayyaeditor of the “Indian Leisure Hour” encouraged Gurazada greatly during the same period.

InGurajada was appointed to the post of Epigraphist to the Maharaja of Vizianagaram. Gurazada was born on 21 September at his maternal uncle’s home in Rayavaram village, near YelamanchiliVisakhapatnam district. His parents were Venkata Rama Dasu and Kausalyamma. Gurajada lived most of his life in and around Vizianagaram in what was then called as Kalinga Rajyam.

He and his father before him were both employed by the princely state of Vizianagaram. Gurazada enjoyed a close relationship with the ruling family during his adult life. His remaining schooling was done at Vizianagaram after his father died. During that time, he was taken care of by the then M.

Chandrasekhara Sastri who provided him free lodging and boarding. He completed his matriculation in and obtained F. Soon after, he was employed as a teacher in M. High School in with a salary of Rs. bigoraphy

InGurajada spoke at a Congress Party meeting in Vizianagaram. His daughter Voleti Lakshmi Narasamma was born in He was simultaneously involved in social work and became biogrzphy member of the Voluntary Service Corps in Visakhapatnam in biograpyh He was elected vice-president of the Ananda Gajapati Debating club in His son Gurazada Venkata Ramadasu was born in He taught the F. Inhe was appointed to the Board of Studies by Madras University.


The same year, Gurajada and his friends started the Andhra Sahitya Parishat to promote use of spoken dialects. GuraZada took retirement inthe then Madras University honored him with the title “Emeritus Fellow”.

Kanyasulkam is about the deplorable condition of widows in traditional Apparao families in the Andhra region of India during the 19th century. The play is a highly thought-provoking social drama dealing with social issues relevant to the time. Gurajada Apparao was deeply troubled by the double standards, hypocrisy and social inequalities in the Indian society. The English preface to the first edition of his play states: Until reading habits prevail among masses, one must look only to the stage to exert such healthy influence.

The play is ageless in the appafao that its projection of the Indian mindset and psyche is very relevant and applicable in Indian Society today. Gurajad play was in some ways way ahead of its time and was very bold in criticizing the popular opinions and practices during that era.

It frequently jabs at the male-dominated society of India, by bringing to the forefront certain egoistic idiosyncrasies of a typical Indian male, in aparao unflattering manner. It also questions the practices of witchcraftsorcery, and their popular usage in medical practice during that period in India.

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He was married to Appala Narasamma in In the mean time, he continued his studies and graduated with B. Philosophy major and Sanskrit minor in For some period duringhe worked teluyu Head Clerk in the Deputy Collector’s office. College with a salary of Rs. InGurajada’s mother died.


Inhis close friend P. Srinivasa Iyyangar, principal of Mrs. College, Visakhapatnam started an association to promote curriculum reform in high schools. One of the chief aims was to introduce spoken dialects. Along with him, J.


Yates — -a British civil servant, Gidugu and Gurajada were the principal members. Srinivasa Iyengar — also gave a lot of support and encouragement. Gurajada’s childhood friend and classmate in Chipurupalli, Gidugu Rammurty — was his school of thought.

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