He won the Sahitya Akademi award for papers presented in seminars. Imagine his work when he did actual writing. Actually, you don't have to - it's all coming on stage tonite.
Saptaparni on Road No. 8, Banjara Hills is organising an introduction to the lyrics and literary work of one of the greatest Telugu poets, Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, on the 27th of January at 6:00pm.
Seshendra Sarma, a rare combination of a poet and critic, was born on October 20th, 1927, at Nagarajupadu in Nellore District. His Mandé Suryudu (Burning Sun), Rakta Rekha (Arc of Blood) and the magnum opus Naa Desam Naa Prajalu (My Country, My People) are treated as benchmarks of modern Indian poetry.
He won the Sahitya Akademi award in 1994 for Kaala Rekha (Arc Of Time), which incidentally is not a poetry collection but comprises 25 critical papers presented in seminars on topics like ancient drama, comparitive literature, classical poetry and modern writing. He is also the Hamsa Award recipient from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The beautiful lyric Nidurinche Thotaloki Paata Okati Vacchindi from the film Mutyala Muggu is the only lyric he has penned for a movie.
On this occasion, a music program will be conducted by Palagummi Viswanadham and his group. Yuga Kavi Seshendra Sarma and his wife Indira Devi will be present for the event.
Saptaparni provides the ideal environment for children in unique ways of relaxation and inter-generational bonding, by laying emphasis on activities that revive long-forgotten Indian traditions and evoke the rich cultural diversity of our heritage. Workshops on arts such as pottery, origami, crafts and calligraphy, folk dances, yoga, magic and music are conducted on a regular basis, which develop the mind of the child and keep him acquainted with traditions of the country. Even parents and grown-ups can participate in these workshops.
The event is open to all and is free. For further details, please contact the venue at 6666-7707/6682-1789.