A unique piece of work in Telugu literature ‘Ma Naannagaru', a collection of what sons or daughters spoke of their fathers who were all great writers and men of letters, was released here on Tuesday by noted writer Kalipatnam Ramarao.
Speaking on the occasion, the author of the book Dwanasastry all the 62 writers, who found place in the book had passed away which was why their wards were able to write more freely about their fathers.
The book would throw light on the literature about 70 years ago and also the life led by the writers which was unknown to the world.
“Quite a few works and poems had come on Amma or mother but nothing on father that's why I chose the subject. The response to the book is tremendous and already 300 copies were sold out. The book also would serve as a lesson in personality development,” he said. He also narrated the difficulties in making the wards write or in collecting information from them.
Noted writer Dondapati Devadasu said Dwanasastry's concern for society was reflected in the book in which details hitherto unknown of great authors of yesteryears were made known. The book could serve as a reference book to all, he opined.
President of organisers Sneha Sandhya, KJR Sarma chaired the meeting in which its joint secretary R.V. Gopala Rao, and wards of writers K. Malayavasini (daughter of Andra Seshagirirao), Rachakonda Uma Kumara Sastry (son of Raavi Sastry), Madhunamurthy (son of Madhunapaantula Satyanarayana Sastry), Prabhakara Sarma (son of Bulusu Venkataramanaiah) and others spoke.
Keywords: Remembering the legends