From My Front Porch  -  An Anthology of Telugu Stories

From My Front Porch - An Anthology of Telugu Stories

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Author: Vishwanatha Satyanarayana
Several Contributors/
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Malathi Nidadavolu
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 314
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126026272


The Telugu Stories in English presented in this volume provide a panoramic view of the traditions, customs, convictions and the modus Vivendi of the people of Andhra Pradesh, India. Some of the best Telugu writers give you insights into their modes of thinking about the familial, social and cultural values of our times. Each story depicts a different aspect of Telugu people’s life – relationships, emotions such as fears, frustrations, rage, caring and sharing in close-knit families, and the transformation of rural lifestyles because of urbanization. They tell you stories of people from royal fighters to snake-catchers, form a woman yearning for recognition as a human being to a woman who shadows her husband, from the traditional value of a human being as one entity of a man and a woman to the farmers ingrained fondness to the hometown. Readers will find the narrative technique in these stories fascinating. Entrenched in oral tradition, these writers tell the stories in a voice that pulls you in. notes and glossary included in the book add to the value of this anthology as a tool for students interested in cultural studies, Indian literature and Telugu literature.


1. The Soul wills it – Viswanatha Satyanarayana 2. The Rite of Sacrifice – Kalipatnam Rama Rao 3. Royal Fighter – Munipalle Raju 4. Glowing Moonlight – Poranki Dakshina Murty 5. The Long Awaited Moment – P. Saraladevi 6. Marigolds – Rachakonda Viswanatha Sastry 7. Railway Signal Post – M.V. Ramana Reddy 8. Partially Opened Door – Papineni Sivasankar 9. The Wake up song They Sang – P. Sridevi 10. Wilted Lotus – M. Ramakoti 11. Free to Fly Away – Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani 12. Mogili, the Potter’s Daughter – Vasa Prabhavati 13. Choices – Chaganti Somayajulu 14. Violation – Madhurantakam Narendra 15. Venomous Creature – Nidadavolu Malathi 16. Lead Me to Light – Vasireddy Sitadevi 17. Three Monkeys – Keertipriya 18. The Charm of a Cherished Story – Kanuparti Varalakshmamma Glossary About the Authors