Viswanatha Satyanarayana (1895-1976), was the first Telugu writer to receive the Jnanapeeth award, the highest honor conferred by the government of India on writers. More
What is the secret of great friendship? What prompts one to become so fond of another is a question I could never find answer for, could never understand.
I saunter along the river, a tributary of the river Trinity, which runs by my apartment complex. I watch the tiny ripples weaving through the wind, taking clues from its direction. More
(Note: The story illustrates the difference in the perception of skin color in the two cultures—Indian and American. For Indians, dark skin is a matter of looks. In America however it carries various levels of cultural and historical significance. – Malathi)
It is Sunday. Neelaveni is bored. Color of skin—a play being shown in town, she recalls. More
In August 2009, I went to India and met with several writers, and attended several literary events. Two new books of mine have been released. More
Stories evolve in a given culture, like their lifestyle, from their own environment. Readers and critics need to analyze a story from that perspective. In practice, however, there seem to be two angles. One one hand, it would seem untenable to apply modern criteria to assess a work of fiction written long time ago. More
“Viswapriya’s speech today,” 14-year-old Uma tiptoes into the room with the same humility as Nara [Arjuna] would approach Lord Narayana.
This article is about a question I’ve been struggling with for sometime. My website, Thulika, is specifically created to introduce Telugu fiction to the global audience. More