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DetailsFirst staged in 1892, Girls for Sale (Kanyasulkam) is considered one of the greatest modern works of Telugu literature. The first major play written in an Indian language that critiqued British colonial India's effects on Indian society, it is filled with humour, biting social commentary, parody and masquerade. The plot revolves around an English-speaking dandy, a clever courtesan, a young widow, and an old man who wants to buy a very young girl as his wife. Eminent Telugu scholar and literary critic Velcheru Narayana Rao's English translation, with notes and a critical essay, makes Apparao's work available to a new audience. About the Author Gurajada Apparao (1861 or 1862 1915) is regarded as the father of modern Telugu literature, primarily as a result of the popularity of Kanyasulkam, although he also published poetry and short stories and wrote two other plays, left unfinished. THE TRANSLATOR Velcheru Narayana Rao is Krishnadevaraya Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Along with coauthor David Shulman, he was the 2004 recipient of the A.K. Ramanujan Prize for Translation from the Association for Asian Studies for Classical Telugu Poetry: An Anthology.
SKU Code IBD B 399 Weight in Kg 0.1810 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780143066880 Author Name Gurajada Apparo Publisher Name PENGUIN INDIA