Vijayawada

‘Focus on issues relating to humanity’

Calling upon writers to focus on issues relating to humanity, academician and president of the East Godavari District Writers’ Association P. Chiranjeevini Kumari on Sunday said that short stories penned by Datla Devadanam Raju highlighted the emotions and bondages of people residing along the coast of the Godavari.

At a function organised by ‘Spoorthi Sahithi’ literary organisation here, she released ‘Kathala Godari,’ an anthology of short stories penned by Mr. Raju.

Speaking on the occasion, she said that Mr. Raju penned the stories after closely observing the lifestyle of people residing in the Union Enclave Yanam and surrounding villages, and made Godavari his prime character in all the stories.

Writer and literary critic Vadrevu Veeralakshmi Devi, who presided over the function, said that the stories were published in different magazines and received applause from readers.

The compilation was an opportunity to the readers to read all stories with Godavari as the backdrop, in one go, she said.

Writer Addepalli Prabhu and critic Banda Subhasri reviewed 14 short stories that formed a part of the compilation and wished Mr. Raju to pen a novel on the backdrop of Yanam.

Poet Sikhamani and French professor Daniel Negers and other writers and poets congratulated Mr. Raju for bringing out the anthology.

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