Tripuraneni Ramaswamy, a great reformer
Tripuraneni Ramaswamy, A Great Reformer. At the dawn of 19th century, a reassessment of the existing cultural values began in India and stalwarts like ...
At the dawn of 19th century, a reassessment of the existing cultural values began in India and stalwarts like Ram Mohan Roy, Eswara Chandra Vidya Sagar, Ranade, Dayananda Saraswathi became pioneers of the renaissance movement. In Andhra Pradesh, Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Gurazada Appa Rao and others took it up. Tripuraneni Ramaswamy had been a worthy successor of the great reformers who undertook the task and strove for the spread of new ideas among Telugu speaking people.
Tripuraneni Ramaswamy was born on 15-01-1887 in Anagaluru village in the Krishna District of the present day Andhra Pradesh, in a family of agriculturists. Ramaswamy grew up in an agricultural background, but was tempered by literary refinement. At the age of 23, he passed matriculation and in the same year, he wrote two plays- “Karempudi Kadanam” based on Palanadu battle and “Kurukshetra Sangramam”, based on Mahabharatha war. He joined the Noble College at Bandar in 1911 to study intermediate course. In those years, he displayed his literary skill and prodigious memory in his Avadhanam.