Re: On Vaddera Chandidas

V. Chowdary Jampala (cjampala@quark.dayton.net)
Mon, 4 Aug 1997 13:56:36 -0400 (EDT)


On Mon, 4 Aug 1997, uday bhaskar wrote:


> 
> IMHO, naveen depicted the campus life of the early and mid '70s far more 
> powerfully and realistically than any other writer in Telugu. While his 
> cheekaTi rOjulu was directly about the emergency, he portrayed a far 
> more powerful and moving depiction of Osmania campus life around the 
> times of George Reddy, in a novel called "aMpa Sayya".

	The period in the novel appears to be mid 60s, prior to the
intensity of the telangaaNa organization. naveen wrote sequels to
ampaSayya (muLLapodalu was one, I forget the name of the other) in the
same stream of consciousness style. They were not as good as the first
one.

> that vaDDera chanDI dAs has been one of our more powerful  novelists of 
> this century. Too bad that he didn't write too many (same goes for 
> naveen, too).

	naveen wrote almost a dozen novels. Many of them have been
republished recently. ampaSayya still remains as his best work, in my
opinion.

	Regards		-- Chowdary Jampala