Kōṭikalapūḍi Vīrarāghavakavi (1663-1712)

Collection: Theology Reference

Publisher: In the vicinity of present-day Kotikalapudi, Andhra Pradesh State, India

  • The online edition of this book in the public domain, i.e., not protected by copyright, has been produced by the Emory University Digital Library Publications Program. The text is a work of poetry based on the Udyoga Parva of a Telugu Mahabharata by Kotikalapudi Viraraghavakavi (1663-1712). The Mahabharata is one of two major epics from India and is notable for its original composition in Sanskrit and its subsequent reimaginings in India's vernacular languages, including Telugu. The manuscript captures the poetry of a lesser-known poet, rather than the work of the Kavitraya, the famous trinity of Telugu poets (Nannaya, Tikkana, Errapragada) who are the authors of the canonical Andhra Mahabharatamu.

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