Hitorical Ladder - Telugu Children' Literature -2

PALANA (nparinand@cas.org)
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 17:13:13 -0400


	     Telugu Children' Literatue from 1800s to 1980~~~~~~~~~~~>????
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 Before I start what Dr. Velaga Venkatappayya had traced out, I have a question
 in my mind. What about the bAla sAhityam in Telugu prior to 1812?
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 1812 : First Telugu Dictionary Published.

 1816:  First Telugu Printing Press, Madras

 1818:  Brown's Dictionary Published.

 1819:  Ravipati Gurumurthy's "dvAtriMSaka sAlaBaMjikala" and "vikramArkuni
	kadhalu" published.

 1820:  Madras Vernacular & School Book Publishing Society, established.

 1832:  Madras Chronicle First Telugu News Paper published.

 1834:  Ravipati Gurumurthy's "paMcataMtra kadhalu" published.

 1842:  Gopakavi's "dASaradhi SatakaM" published.

 1845:  Puduru Sitarama Sastri's "peddabAlaSiksha" published.

 1851:  Addamki Subbarao's "telugu vAcakaM" published.

 1853:  Cinnaya Suri's "mitra bhEdamu" published.

 1855:  Brown's Collection, "tAtAcArla kadhalu" published.

 1856:  Puduru Sitarama Sastri's "nItikadhalu - citra kadhalu" published.

 1861:  "paramAnaMdayya Sishyula kadhalu" published.
	Gurajadha Apparao was born.

 1863:  Vavikolanu Subbarao was born.

 1872:  Kamdukuri Viresalingam's "nIti dIpika" (SatakaM) was published.

 1873:  Kamdukuri Viresalingam's "nIti kadhAmaMjari" published.

 1874:  Gajjela Ramanujulu Nayudu's "strI nIti SAstraM" published.

 1881:  Balantrapu Venkata Rao was born.

 1882:  Oleti Parvatisvara kavi was born

 1884:  Children's songs published in janavinOdini (magazine).

 1885:  Gidugu Sitapati was born.

 1891:  Cimta Dikshitulu was born.

 1905:  Radio Annayya, Nyayapati Raghavarao was born.
	"telugu jAnapada gEyAlu" published.

 1908:  Children's writings published in "vivEkavati" (magazine).

 1909:  Radio Akkayya, Nyayapati Kameswari was born.
	Gidugu Sitapati wrote "cilakamma peMDli" and "railubaMDi" songs.

 1912:  Vemkataparvatiswara poets' "bAlagItAvaLi" published.

 1919:  Devulapalli Krushnasastri's children's songs published in "anasUya"
	(magazine).

 1924:  Adavi Bapiraju's "amma" song published in "bhArati".

 1925:  Vavikolanu Subbarao's "talli-pilla" song published in "navvulatOTa"
	(magazine).

 1928:  Science Column For Children (bAla vi~nAna SAKa) started in "gRhalakshmi"
	(magazine).

 1929:  AIR, Madras - Children's Programs started.

 1931:  Cimta Dikshitulu's "sUri sIti veMki" published in "BArati".

 1933:  Amdra Seshagiri Rao's "bAla bhUmi" column started in "AMdhra BUmi"
	(monthly magazine).

 1937:  Gummadidala Durgabayamma encouraged the association - "Little Ladies of
	Brundavan" - the first Children Association in Madras.
	Durgabay started "bAlAnaMdaM" programs on AIR, Madras.

 1939:  Radio Annayya, Nyayapati Raghavarao, started "bAlala kAryakramAlu"
	on AIR, Madras.

 1940:  Editor, Medicharla Anjaneyamurti - the first Children's monthly started
	"bAla kEsari".
	Gidugu Sitapati started the monthly column "bAlAnaMdaM" in bhArati.
	"AMdhra bAlAnaMda saMGaM" established in Madras.

 1941:  Nyayapati Raghavarao started the "bAla" a monthly magazine.

 1946:  Cakrapani started the "caMdamAma".

 1949:  Cimta Dikshitulu's "lakka piDatalu" bagged the State Govt. Award.
	"bAlamitra" & "pApAyi" monthly magazines started.

 1951:  Under the supervison of Nyayapati Raghavarao, HMV company released the
	Children's songs record.

 1952:  "telugu bAla racayitala saMGaM" established in Vijayawada.
	"telugu bAlala mahAsaBa" was held at Madras.
	"udayabAla" monthly children's magazine started.
	"bAlapraBa", a weekly, started under the editorialship of Patibamda
	Madhavasarma.

 1953:  The movie, "bAlAnaMdaM" (Kovelamudi Suryaprakasarao's) was released.
	"telugu bAla mahAsaBa" held at Karnool.
	"bommarillu", monthly children's magazine started.

 1955:  bommarillu (kaviraavu), pillala bommala bhaarataM (maagaMTi baapinIDu)
	lakkapiDatalu (ciMtA dIkshitulu) - all the three received the Govt. of
	India Awards.
	bAlAnaMda saMGaM of Madras started the Mobile Library.
	Govt. India established the Children's Film Society.
	"bAla vi~nAna sarvasvaM" (in Telugu) published (incomplete work).
	"bAlAnaMda saMGaM" was established in Guntur.

 1956:  "telugu bAlala mahAsaBalu" held at Guntur.
	"bAlAnaMdaM", a weekly magazine started.
	"baDigaMTa" (Nyayapati Raghavarao) and "bAlAnaMdaM" (Gidugu Sitapati)
	bagged the Govt. of India Awards.
	"baMgARu pilaka" (ciMtA dIkshitulu) and "muddupApa" (vEjaMDla
	sAMbaSivarAvu) received the State Govt. Awards.
	"bAla sAhitya SikshaNa SibiraM" established in RJY.

 1957:  Nataraja Ramakrushna's "nartana bAla" received the Govt. of India Award.
	"telugu bAlala mahAsaBalu" held at Hyderabad.

 1958:  "bAlaprabha" - monthly magazine started.
	B.V. Narasimharao's "pAlabaDi pATalu" and Varanasi Subrahmanyam's "jaMtu
	prapaMcaM Enugu" received the Govt. of India Awards.

 1959:  Avamca Lakshmanarao's "cilukamma cuTTAlu" was awarded the Govt. of India
	Award.
	"gaMgAvataraNaM", written by Utpala Satyanarayanacharya received the
	State Govt. Award.

 1960:  "AkASaM" (Vissa Apparao), "bommala gautama buddhuDu" (Vedula
	Kameswararao) and "jaMtupurANaM" (S.L. Narasimharao) - all 3 received the
	Govt. of India Awards.

 1961:  "biDDala cEtipanulu" (K.S. Narasimhacari) and "paramANukadha"
	(A.V.S. Ramarao) received Govt. of India Awards.
	"bAla sAhitya SikshaNa SibiraM" held at Hyderabad.

 1962:  "nartanasIma" (Nataraja Ramakrushna) and "aMtariksha vijayam"
	(A.V.S. Ramarao) and "bAlaprapaMcaM" (masUnA) bagged the Govt. of India
	Awards.
	The monthly, "caMdrabhaanu" started.

 1963:  "viSvarahasyaM" (A.V.S. Ramarao) received the Govt. of India Award.
	"allarigOpi adbhuta yAtra" (Vasamurthi) received the South Indian
	Language Book Award.
	The monthly, "bAlaraajyaM" was established.
	"bAla sAhitImAla" was published.

 1964:  The monthly, "bAlAnaMdaM" started.
	"pagalu rAtri" (D. Kanyakumari) received the Govt. of India Award.

 1965:  The monthly, "raghupati", started.
	"vi~nAnalOkaM" (Velaga Venkatappayya) and "bAlAbhirAmaM" (Miriyala
	Ramakrishna) received the South Indian Book Award.
	"bAlala bommala nehrUjI" (B. Suryanarayanamurthi) received the Govt. of
	India Award.
	Jawahar Bal Bhavan was established at Hyderabad.

 1966:  "baMgAru naDacina bATa" (Kaluvakolanu Sadananda) received the Govt. of
	India Award.
	"ciTTi mutyAlu" (Gamgaraju Susiladevi) and "yuvarAju" (K. Ramalakshmi)
	received the AP Sahitya Academy Awards.
	Andhra Balananda Sangham organized the state wide Drama competitions for
	children.

 1967:  "nartana sIma" (Nataraja Ramakrushna) received the Govt. of India Award.
	"gEyakadhAvaLi" (J.Raghavamma) and "nETi vidyaardhi" (K.S. Venkataramana)
	received the AP Sahitya Academy Awards.

 1968:  "svataMtraBArati" (Vakkalamka Lakshmipati Rao) received the Govt. of
       India Award.
       "mUDu moggalu" (A. Lakshmiramana) received the AP Sahitya Academy Award.

1969:  "kuMkumarEKa" (Koduri Lilavati) and "prakRti viMtalu" (Gidugu Visalakshi)
       received the AP Sahitya Academy Awards.
       The monthly, "pasiDibAla", started.

1970:  "raMguraMgula ratnadIpAlu" (Miriyala Ramakrushna) received the Govt. of
       India Award.
       The monthlies, "AnaMdabALa" and "bAlaprapaMcaM" started.
       "anaMtaMlO aMtaM" (Kanci Ramadevi) and "AMdhra dESayAtra" (Yasam
       Susiladevi) received the AP Sahitya Academy Awards.

1972:  "caMdralOkayAtra" (A.V.S. Ramarao) received the Govt. of India Award.
       The monthly, "bommarillu" started.

1973:  "gAlilO prayANam" (Reddi Raghavayya) received the Govt. of India Award.


1974:  "yAglIkaM" (Sita) received the AP Sahitya Academy Award.
       The monthly, "vasaMtabAla" started.
       The monthly, "pAlavelli", started.
       All India Telugu Children Festival held at Hyd.
       "AkASAnni cUddAM" (A.V.S. Ramarao) received the Govt. of India Award.

1975:  Telugu TV programs on Hyd TV started.
       "bAla vi~nAna kadhAnidhi" (A.V.S. Ramarao) received the Govt. of India
       Award.
       "baMgARu talli" (Palamki Vemkata Ramachamdramurthi) received the Andhra
       Jyothi weekly magazine Award.
       The monthly, "bujjAyi", started.
       The legendary Chakrapani (Camdamama founder) expired.


1976:  Andhra Pradesh Children (baalala) Academy established at Hyderabad
       as a Govt. organization.
       "dayyAla mEDa" (Kamci Ramadevi) received the AP Sahitya Academy Award.

1977:  Andhra Pradesh bAlala mahAsaBalu held.
       The monthlies, "bAla", "caMpak", "bEbi", "snEhabAla" started.
       AP children Academy released a documentary.
       Nyayapati Raghavarao honored.

1978:  The monthlies, "bAlacaMdrika", "pramOda", "bAlaBArati", "mAbaDi",
       "pAThaSAla" started.
       P. Tirumala Rao, B.V. Narasimharao, Palamki, Illimdula Saraswati were all
       honored by the AP Children Academy with "bAlabamdhu" title.
       Nyayapati Raghavarao and Kameswari rejected the AP Children Academy's
       "bAlabandhu" title.

1979:  The monthly "bAlavANi" started.
       The trimonthly "vidyAbAla" started.
       "bAlagEya sAhityaM", a doctoral thesis submitted by M.K.Devaki to the SV
       University towards doctoral degree requirement.
       Children's songs were recorded.
       "manacuTTu unna viMta mokkalu" (Kotta Seshadri) received the Govt. of
       India Award.

1980:  Edida Kameswararao, Srikamtham Krushnarao, Mudduluri Ramakrushnarao were
       selected (nominated) for the "bAlabamdhu" title.
       The monthly, "bAlajyOthi" started.
       The collective works on Children Literature were published by the
       Academy.
       Velaga Venkatappayya received the Telugu Children Literature Award (AP
       Sahitya Academy).
       K. Sabha expired.

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 Source: Bala Sahiti Vikasam   (Doctoral Thesis, Andhra University, 1977-1980)
	 Velaga Venkatappayya.
	 1982.

	 Siddhardha Publishers, Vijayawada.
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	 Note: A number of events not related to Telugu Children' Literature
	 were eliminated.

 Dr. V. Venkatappayya's book, is an excellent collection of various facts and
 historical events of children's literature (Telugu). This is a quick reference
 book. Very strightforward. What is interesting is to track the
 growth/progression/evolution of Telugu Children's literature from 1980 onwards.
 It is almost 2 decades since Venkatappayya published his book.
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 --pAlana

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