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Narayana Rao, Velcheru 1932-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 144 publications in 2 languages and 8,350 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Drama  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: PL4780.65.E5, 894.827371
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Most widely held works by Velcheru Narayana Rao
When God is a customer Telugu courtesan songs ( )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Girls for sale a play from colonial India = Kanyasulkam by Gurujada Venkata Apparao ( )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First staged in 1892, the South Indian play Girls for Sale (Kanyasulkam) is considered the greatest modern work of Telugu literature and the first major drama written in an Indian language that critiqued British colonialism's effects on Indian society. Filled with humor, biting social commentary, parody, and masquerade, the plot revolves around a clever courtesan, a young widow, and a very old man who wants to buy as his wife a very young girl. Velcheru Narayana Rao has prepared the first idiomatic Englis
The Sound of the kiss, or, The story that must never be told Piṅgaḷi Sūrana's Kaḷāpūrṇodayamu by Piṅgaḷi Sūrana ( )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classical Telugu poetry an anthology by Velcheru Narayana Rao ( )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This groundbreaking anthology opens a window on a thousand years of classical poetry in Telugu, the mellifluous language of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. The classical tradition in Telugu is one of the richest yet least explored of all South Asian literatures
God on the hill temple poems from Tirupati by Annamācārya ( )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The devotional poems of Annmaya are perhaps the most accessible and universal achievement of classical Telugu literature, one of the major literatures of pre-modern India
The demon's daughter a love story from South India by Piṅgaḷi Sūrana ( )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symbols of substance, court and state in Nāyaka period Tamilnadu by Velcheru Narayana Rao ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the Lord of the animals ; poems from the Telugu : the Kāḷahastīśvara śatakamu of Dhūrjaṭi by Dhūrjaṭi ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poem at the right moment : remembered verses from premodern South India ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Śiva's warriors : the Basava Purāṇa of Pālkuriki Somanātha by Palakuriki Somanatha ( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hibiscus on the lake : twentieth-century Telugu poetry from India ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Sound of the kiss, or the story that must never be told by Piṅgaḷi Sūrana ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this sixteenth-century masterpiece of Telugu literature, from the region now known as Andhra Pradesh, Suranna recounts the story of a young courtesan who falls in love with the most handsome man in the universe and overhears him speaking of a mysterious person whose story must never be told. Burning with curiosity and desire, she ventures to the god Krishna's palace, where much intrigue and adventure ensue. The Sound of the Kiss is considered by some to be the first novel written in South Asia, and the translation of this classic fills a gap in the literature of the East.</P
Syllables of sky : studies in South Indian civilization ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributed articles
Śrīnātha the poet who made gods and kings by Velcheru Narayana Rao ( )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This groundbreaking cultural biography of Srinatha, arguably the most creative figure in the thousand-year history of Telugu literature., shows how the fourteenth- and fifteenth-century poet revolutionized the classical tradition and effectively created the classical genre of sustained, thematically focused, coherent large-scale compositions. Some of his works are proto-novellas: self-consciously fictional, focused on the development of characters, and endowed with compelling, fast-paced plots. Though entirely rooted in the cultural world of medieval south India, Srinatha is a poet of universal resonance and relevance. Narayana Rao and Shulman provide extended translations of Srinatha's major works and show how the poet bridged gaps between oral (improvised) poetry and fixed literary works; between Telugu and the classical, pan-Indian language of Sanskrit; and between local and trans-local cultural contexts. This wide-ranging and perceptive study reveals Srinatha place in a great classical tradition in a moment of profound cultural transformation
Textures of time : writing history in South India by Velcheru Narayana Rao ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How Úrvashi was won by Kālidāsa ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Textures of time : writing history in South India, 1600-1800 by Velcheru Narayana Rao ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lover's guide to Warangal = The krīḍâbhirāmamu by Vinukoṇḍa Vallabharāya ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twentieth century Telugu poetry : an anthology ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Telugulō kavitā viplavāla svarūpaṃ by Velcheru Narayana Rao ( Book )
2 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in Telugu and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Narayana Rao, Velcheru
Narayana-Rao, Velcheru 1932-
Narayana Ravu, Velceru, 1932-
Narayanarao, V., 1932-
Narayanarao, Velcheru
Narayanarao, Velcheru, 1932-
Nārāyanarāvu, Vēlcēru.
Nārāyaṇarāvu, Vēlcēru, 1932-
Rao, V. Narayana.
Rao, V. Narayana, 1932-
Rao, Velcheru Narayana.
Rao, Velcheru Narayana, 1932-
Rāvu, Vēlcēru Nārāyaṇa, 1932-
Vēlcēru Nārāyaṇarāvu, 1932-
Velcheru Narayana Rao.
Velcheru Narayana Rao, 1932-
Velcheru Narayanarao
Velcheru Narayanarao 1932-....
Languages
English (119)
Telugu (2)
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