TITLE: Vibha Prabhatamulu: Telugu Pragatisheela Sahitya Gavaksham
CHIEF EDITOR: G.N. Devy
EDITORS: Volga, Kalpana Kannabiran
PRICE: UK£15.99, US$26.50
SIZE: Demy 8vo
NO. OF PAGES: 364
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10 October 2022 (UK), 15 January 2023 (US)
ABOUT THE BOOK
Vibha Prabhatamulu: Telugu Pragatisheela Sahitya Gavaksham is part of the Dakshinayan Indian Thought series of books. This volume presents a selection of writings in Telugu by 89 authors from the thirteenth century ce to the present across various genres – poetry, song, novel, story and tract.
The book attempts to explore the resonances and articulations across historical periods spanning over eight centuries of the ‘progressive–political’ in Telugu literature. This is an attempt to open a window into literary imaginations around questions that continue to preoccupy us today: egalitarianism, dignity, oppression, violence and resistance.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
G.N. Devy, who conceptualised the Dakshinayan Indian Thought series of volumes, is the founder of the Dakshinayan movement. A former professor of English at the M. S. University of Baroda, Devy is known for his nationwide linguistic survey of India, published by Orient BlackSwan as the People’s Linguistic Survey of India. He writes in English, Marathi and Gujarati in areas such as literature, anthropology, linguistics, education and philosophy.
Volga is a Telugu novelist, poet and literary critic with over 50 books to her credit. A feminist writer, she received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2015 for her collection of short stories Vimuktha.
Kalpana Kannabiran, sociologist and legal scholar, has published widely in the field of interdisciplinary law, including law and literature. She is currently Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development, India.