Incidentally volumes have been written, spoken about the contribution of Seshendra Sarma to Telugu Literature and its impact on the divergent trends in modern Telugu poetry. What is the most striking and convincing feature of his incessant writing? I ponder over. To me he is a part of every genre of literature, every form of literary vision, every section of population and above all every spiritual, metaphysical, and philosophical strain of thought sans the political overtones, if any, associated with these segments of society and its culture. After an objective scrutiny of the nature and content of literary creativity, especially poetic diversity, I sincerely feel that creative literature has to play a distinctive role which no other branch of knowledge can address.
That is to provide insights into truths that can impact human psyche and mindset. The goal should be to change beliefs and attitudes that militate against our cherished values in our social, economic, moral, gender and theological concerns and cosmic perceptions. I find that these aims and effects are inherent in the writings of Seshendra.
- Dr. J. Bapu Reddy