Prof. Pammi Pavan Kumar from the Department of Telugu, School of Humanities has published commentary for the three classical texts viz. Amuktamalyada, Manucharitramu (with Dr. K. Ramakrishna), and Panduranga Mahatmyamu (with Dr. DVGA. Somayajulu).
Amuktamalyada is a famous epic kavya written by the king-poet, and king of Vijayanagara empire Srikrishnadevaraya in the 16th century. He had several titles- Sahiti samarangana sarvabhouma, Andhra Bhoja etc. During his reign Srikrihsnadevaraya patronized Telugu, Kannada and Sanskrit scholars. His literary court had Astadiggaja poets(court of eight poets). The commentary describes the story of wedding of the Lord Sri Ranganatha and Goda devi. On the other hand, details about Indian polity and governance narrated in the original work in simple Telugu.
The second book Manucharitramu written by Allasani Peddana, the chief court poet of Srikrishnadevaraya. Peddana is being considered as Andhra Kavita Pitamaha. He was instrumental in administration in Srikrishnadevaraya’s reign. Srikrishnadevaraya had highest regard for Peddana’s poetry and had honored him with kanakabhishekam, palanquin honor, gajarohana, and decorated his feet with golden anklet. The commentary gives us the soul of the work, with examples in colloquial Telugu.
The third book Panduranga Mahatmyamu written by Tenali Ramakrishnudu. He was one among the eight court poets(astadiggajalu) of Srikrishnadevaraya. He is known as a palindrome poet, and vikata kavi (clown-jester poet) with poetic brilliance. The commentary facilitates the reader to get the ultimate lyrical tone and mood of the original work with textual and contextual reference.
Prof. Pavan Kumar presented the works to the Vice-chancellor, Prof. B. J. Rao. He expressed his pleasure while receiving the classical works and congratulated the authors. He wished the commentaries be made accessible to a wider section of readers from various walks of life, including students and scholars in Telugu studies.
Prof. Pavan Kumar thanked the VC, and acknowledged the publishers, colleagues, students, scholars and friends for their constant support to bring out these works.