Abburi Chayadevi is a Telugu fiction writer, born on 13 October 1933 in Rajahmundry, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. She has won Sahitya Akademi Award in Telugu for the Year 2005, for her work Tana Margam (Short Stories). 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.
1 Early life 2 Works 3 Awards 4 References
Early life 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. She has served as librarian at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in the sixties. She was a council member of Kendra Sahitya Akademi (1998-2002). Works
Anaga Anaga (folk stories for children) Abburi Chaya Devi Kathalu(short stories), 1991 Mrityunjaya(long story),1993 Tana Margam(short stories-about the exploitation of women in the guise of family bonds. Mana Jeevithalu-Jiddu Krishnamurti Vyakhyanalu–3(Translated) Parichita Lekha published as an anthology (Translation of stories by Austrian writer Stefan Zweig) Bonsai Batukulu [Bonsai Lives] portrays the life of women who live mechanically under the control of family members.. Conclusion
Ranganayakamma Pratibha Puraskaram,2003 Telugu University Award, 1996 Sahitya Akademi Award in Telugu for the Year 2005
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