Sri Sri's prose reflects his sincerity: Virasam leader

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Remembering greats:Poet Ramatheertha speaking at a photo expo on those who influenced Sri Sri's literary works in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
Remembering greats:Poet Ramatheertha speaking at a photo expo on those who influenced Sri Sri's literary works in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

Special Correspondent

VISAKHAPATNAM: Sri Sri's writings reflected the man's soul and life but his prose has not been discussed as much as the critical review his poetry has received, senior leader of Viplava Rachayitala Sangham (Virasam) G. Kalyana Rao said during the second and concluding day of the “Nurella Sri Sri Mahasabahalu” organised by Virasam to coincide with its 40 {+t} {+h} anniversary, here on Saturday.

Sri Sri wrote a lot of prose and his works like Charama Raatri Kathalu, 1+1=1 playlets, Anantham: Aatma Charitaatma-Charitaaamtaka Navala, etc. displayed his frankness, and other qualities, Mr. Kalyana Rao said.

He cited what Sri Sri said about communism and capitalism in a simple style: communism is taking what you need and giving away the rest to the society; capitalism is selling away what you have and then buying what you need.

According to him Sri Sri was a scientist, a thinker and a philosopher. “He believed in not hiding any thing and revealed every aspect of his life in Anantham with a lot of sincerity and destroyed his own figure”, the Virasam leader said.

K. Siva Reddy spoke on translations done by Sri Sri and explained the great writer's style and the method of selection. He had translated a lot of literature of revolutionary poets and believed that the experience of mankind was result of a total effort.

C. Kasim spoke on the influences of Gurajada, Bhagat Singh's execution, the two World Wars, depression and other historic happenings on Sri Sri.

Varavara Rao spoke on Sri Sri's revolutionary life. He was involved with Arasam, human rights struggle, establishment of Virasam, etc. and due to his association with Virasam he wrote poems on class struggle. Sri Sri not only wrote poetry but also practiced what he said. “In the present days of Green Hunt, Sri Sir has shown the way to the present generation”, Mr. Varavara Rao said.

Earlier Negadu, Jai Telangana Viplava Dhanka, Patnamochina Palle and a brochure on martyrs were released. Members of Virasam and artistes sang revolutionary songs.


To mark the conclusion of the two-day celebrations, Virasam took out a rally with participants from all over the State. Sri Sri's magnum opus Mahaprasthanam was read at Turner's Choultry, a place where he had recited the same when he was alive. Later a public meeting was held at Ambedkar Bhavan.



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