Where does this (Subba) Rao come from?

Padma Indraganti (padmai@engr.csulb.edu)
Wed, 06 Aug 1997 09:49:14 -0700


My $0.02:
"raavu" must have been popular during the pre-independence
era. Some of VSN's and aDivi baapiraaju's heros were raavu's. dharmaa
raavu,  naaraayaNa raavu, kOnangESwara raavu, (aka kOnangi). etc VSN's
character "rukmiNammaaraavu", the wife of kRshNamanaayuDu and the
jameendaariNi suggests that "raavu" was used for females also in
aristrocratic families.

-- Padma