Karimnagar has a rich literary legacy

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Literature is the mirror of the society, Telangana Legislative Council chief whip Paturi Sudhakar Reddy said, speaking at a meeting here on Tuesday organised in connection with the ensuing World Telugu Conference.

Karimnagar: Literature is the mirror of the society, Telangana Legislative Council chief whip Paturi Sudhakar Reddy said, speaking at a meeting here on Tuesday organised in connection with the ensuing World Telugu Conference.

“Karimnagar is well known for its rich literary legacy in the State,” he said, commending the local poets and writers, who brought laurels to the region. Take any literary meet, one would find a representative from Karimnagar, such was the greatness of the region, he said. MLC Naradasu Laxman Rao said that literature has a major impact on the development of society. The role of literature in any civilisation is profound, he said, referring to the impact created by poets and writers in human development process.

He said that the World Telugu Conference scheduled to be held in Hyderabad between December 15 and 19 will showcase the prowess of Telangana literature and its role in language development. Writer Nalimela Bhaskar said: “Historical evidences prove that ‘Kanda Padyam’, a prosodic form of Telugu poetry, belongs to Karimnagar, so was the first coin used was also believed to be from here.”

Poet and critic Dasyam Senadhipathi, who presided over the meeting, stressed the need for organising poetic meets at regular intervals so that writers, poets, linguists and intellectuals could share their findings and experiences. On the occasion, 20 prominent writers of the district including the likes of Dr Malayasri and Burla Venkateshwarlu submitted scholarly papers on literature.

In a related development, RDO Raja Goud released a statement that district administration is organising a literary meeting near Bommalammagutta at Kurikyala village under Gangadhara mandal at 10 am on Wednesday (November 29). It may be noted here that Bommalammagutta is believed to be the origin place of first Kanda Padyam.

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