PREVIEW FOR GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF NAVYA SAHITI SAMITHI
Ekaveera and Veyi Padagalu might just be ancient memories from school examination
rote for most of us, but for Telugu literature they are flagstones. And for a
lot of people in the field, the author is to Telugu what Shakespeare is to English.
The man has always got his just due (you know him, see?), but the honors never
end. This is another big one.
The Navya Sahiti Samithi is celebrating its golden jubilee celebrations (50 year anniversary) today. Generally, on the 6th of every month the organization conducts a literary program where some prominent personalities from the field will discuss topics on literature and the writings of some of the top Telugu personalities of this domain. And as part of the golden jubilee celebrations today, the members will discuss the legendary Vishwanatha Satyanarayana.
In the early '70s, Vishwanatha Sathyanarayana had received the Jnanpeeth award for his writings. His novel "Veyi Padagalu" had become very popular in those days. He was not only a novelist but also a poet and a great visionary. His writings depicted the happenings in everyday society that were normally ignored, and the village atmosphere. Some of his other writings that are famous even now are Ramayana Kalpavruksham, Chelliki Kattu and Ekaveera. And many theater groups on stage perform his penned Kinnerasani songs even today.
Perala Bharata Sharma of Visakhapatnam will speak of the greatness of Sathyanarayana's style of writing and of his novels. Sharma himself is a scholar, and has in-depth knowledge of Sathyanarayana's writings. The rendering of Kinnerasani songs by the members of the Navya Sahiti Samithi will end the program. K V Ramana, IAS, will preside over the function, and Dr Nandoori Ramakrishnacharyulu will be the chief guest.
Please contact V Narasimha Rao at 766-1403 for further details.