AVVA, the Mother
Avva, the Mother, it is the first book of mine coming in English. I feel it is the grace of my mother. I have sent all of my Telugu books to Dr. Ramesh Narayana, Ananthapuram of Andhra Pradesh. He selected ‘Avva’ book for translation out of my twenty books. He translated ‘Avva’ book into English from Telugu and handed over to me. I personally typed this manuscript through computer. I enjoyed a lot while computing. As a child and adult I observed Mother’s life keenly more than four and half decades. Though she was poor and uneducated, she never lost her individuality. She was the leader and winner really. She struggled a lot in her life. She gave good life to her five children. All are well settled in in their lives. By coming from the poorest of the poor family, today I stood here as a teacher and a poet. That is the boon of my mother. I always grateful to her, I admire her sincere hard work. I impressed by her life. What could I give her more than this book! Till today I believe mother gives me all, whatever I want. Now I am fifty six years old, father died five decades ago when I was only six years old. In my life mother impressions are very high. I could not forget her memories. She died in September 2009, I recorded all of her memories on paper at her first death anniversary in 2010 September month. It is a flow of thought. Telugu version of book ‘Avva’ released in my village at my home among the friends, relatives and poets. Now ‘Avva” book is coming into English. What I feel, I wrote it with humble gratitude on my mother, with great respect on her life struggle, I gave a shape to this book in my mother tongue Telugu. It is a true story of a mother. Now it is in English. I wait for mother’s blessings.
- Sabbani Laxminarayana