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David Shulman and Velcheru Narayana Rao offer a groundbreaking cultural biography of Srinatha, arguably the most creative figure in the thousand-year history of Telugu literature. Their study, which includes extensive translations of Srinatha's major works, shows the poet's place in a great classical tradition in a moment of profound cultural transformation.We could give a more detailed and technical analysis of the verbal wizardry, and we will have occasion to look closely at ... of the courtly Sanskrit poets, whose vocabulary he has borrowed, only to rework it into the syntax of oral Telugu style.

Author:Velcheru Narayana Rao, David Shulman
Publisher:OUP USA - 2012-03-21


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