The Info List - Abburi Chayadevi

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Abburi Chayadevi is a Telugu fiction writer, born on 13 October 1933 in Rajahmundry, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh.[1] She has won Sahitya Akademi Award in Telugu for the Year 2005, for her work Tana Margam (Short Stories).[2][3] Chaya Devi is the wife of the late Abburi Varadarajeswara Rao, himself a writer, critic and former Chairman, Official Languages Commission. She is also the daughter-in-law of Abburi Ramakrishna, a pioneer of the romantic first and later the progressive literary movement.[3]


1 Early life 2 Works 3 Awards 4 References

Early life[edit] Chaya Devi has been active in literary circles since the fifties and even at 71 years of age, is still known as a creative feminist writer. She has also translated German fiction. Her stories have been translated into English and Spanish besides many Indian languages.[4] She has served as librarian at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in the sixties.[3] She was a council member of Kendra Sahitya Akademi (1998-2002).[1] Works[edit]

Anaga Anaga (folk stories for children)[1] Abburi Chaya Devi Kathalu(short stories), 1991[1] Mrityunjaya(long story),1993[4] Tana Margam(short stories-about the exploitation of women in the guise of family bonds.[2] Mana Jeevithalu-Jiddu Krishnamurti Vyakhyanalu–3(Translated)[5] Parichita Lekha published as an anthology (Translation of stories by Austrian writer Stefan Zweig)[6] Bonsai Batukulu [Bonsai Lives] portrays the life of women who live mechanically under the control of family members.[6]. Conclusion


Ranganayakamma Pratibha Puraskaram,2003[1] Telugu University Award, 1996[1] Sahitya Akademi Award in Telugu for the Year 2005[2]


^ a b c d e f Dutt, Kartik Chandra (1999). "Who's who of Indian Writers, 1999: A-M". ISBN 9788126008735.  ^ a b c Sahitya Akademi Awards 2005 - General Information - Know India: National Portal of India Archived September 22, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b c The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Sahitya Akademi award for Abburi Chaya Devi ^ a b Women's Writing[permanent dead link] ^ KANNADA - The Hindu ^ a b Wel