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Śrīnātha: The Poet who Made Gods and Kings

Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman

Abstract

This book offers a cultural biography of a south Indian poet—Srinatha, who lived in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in the area of today’s Andhra Pradesh and who composed in Telugu, one of the great classical languages of India with a literary tradition of a thousand years. Srinatha is arguably the most creative figure in the entire history of Telugu literature and one of the great voices in South Asian literature generally. He revolutionized the nature of literary composition in Telugu and, in effect, invented the classic format of the sustained, well-integrated, thematically coherent ... More

Keywords: Srinatha, Telugu, Andhra, South India, poetry, poetics, temples

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199863020
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863020.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Velcheru Narayana Rao, author
University of Wisconsin, Madison

David Shulman, author
Hebrew University