Seminar on Telugu short story
TIRUPATI: A two-day seminar on ‘Peasant Life as Depicted in Telugu Short Story’ began here today by Sahitya Akademi in association with the Telugu Department of Sri Venkateswara University (SVU).
The seminar coincides with the 20th death anniversary of G N Reddy, former vice-chancellor and founder-professor of Telugu department of the university.
Vice-Chancellor N Prabhakar Rao paid tribute to the former vice-chancellor and lauded his contribution to the university, especially the Telugu department.
‘’It is noteworthy that a programme on Peasant Life in Telugu literature was organised on the occasion of GK Reddy’s death anniversary.
Reddy himself was from an agricultural family,’’ Rao said and explained briefly about farmers’ themes in Telugu short stories.
In his keynote address, short story writer and critic Singamaneni Narayana expressed concern that the present-day crisis in the agriculture sector might make farming extinct.
Noted writer Kethu Viswanath Reddy explained about depiction of farmers and their life in Telugu short stories.
AS Ilangovan and Maduranthakam Narendra also spoke.