Selections from Telugu Classical verse - Translated into English (With notes and commentary).
This small book containing about 35 translations of poems from popular Telugu Classical works, chaaTu poems, poems from popular Satakams such as sumatii Satakam, bhaaskara Satakam etc., is a small endeavor in that direction. Sufficiently elaborate notes have been added to each poem in addition to the best possible translation to make the meaning of the poem more understandable for the reader who has a liking towards the Telugu language and culture but not presently having sufficient understanding of all the aspects linked to it. To make things easier for persons who cannot read the Telugu poems in Telugu fonts, RTS format has been used and added at the beginning of each poem in Telugu fonts.
I hope these translations and notes serve the intended purpose and are useful. I must confess here that I am no expert in matters concerning Telugu prosody and other things connected with it. My knowledge in these matters is general and the one important aspect that gave me the necessary impetus to do this exercise was and has been the boundless desire to make good Telugu poetry read by as many as possible.