India: `Weed out distortions in Telugu'

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Mon Dec 4 14:42:34 UTC 2006

Andhra Pradesh - Tirupati

`Weed out distortions in Telugu'

Language losing pride of place in world literature, say writers

TIRUPATI: Prominent Telugu litterateurs on Friday expressed anguish over
perversions and distortions that have crept into the Telugu language and
culture and wanted the `Saahithi samskruthi varothsavalu', currently under
way in Tirupati, to give the message loud and clear to save the purity and
glory of the language TTD Board Chairman, B. Karunakar Reddy, the catalyst
behind the fete, was present while Telugu scholar S. Sachchithanandam

`Futile education'

A. Ramamohan Rao, who spoke on `Bhava Kavitvam', underscored the need to
stop `artificialsing' Telugu for commercial ends while senior journalist
Goteti Ramarao said that education without culture and love for one's own
mother tongue was futile. Former Vice-Chancellor of the Dravidian
University K. Arunachalam traced the link between Telugu literature and
science and wanted rational and scientific elements introduced in the
language to sustain its popularity. Sadem Ramesh of `Telugu Bhashodyama
Samakhya', which is hosting the event, regretted that Telugu, which was in
the 5th place among the world literatures, was now fast losing its place
due to lack of a clear language policy. Among the speakers were Malakonda
Reddy, C. Vedavathi. The day's programme ended with an enthralling dance
recital by film heroine, Laya and troupe.


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