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An Introduction to Telugu Literature
The INDICA Center for Bharatiya Languages (CBL) will host a conversation with Dr Nagaraj Paturi on October 6th 2022 (Thu) at 1600 hrs IST. This conversation intends to serve as an introduction to some facets of Telugu literature. Telugu is one of six indigenous languages recognised as “classical” (see https://pib.gov.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=103014 for the criteria adopted to declare a language “classical”) by the Government of India, a status it received in 2008. As per Census 2011, there were then a little over 80 million speakers of the Telugu language, about 87% of them in Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana and Andhra Pradesh). In this conversation, Dr Nagaraj Paturi, a multi-faceted, multilingual scholar, an educator with over 30 years of teaching experience at the post-graduate level and a native speaker of the Telugu language, will not just introduce the vast, growing, and thriving literature in Telugu but also discerningly analyse how the language’s history, which spans well over millennia, has been written.