The Natural HR Theory by Dr IVNS Raju

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Srirangam Srinivas Rao (Sri Sri) needs no introduction to anyone who reads or writes or does both in Telugu language. Sri Sri was synonymous to the revolution that shook up Telugu poetry in many ways. Most of the latter day poets have come under Sri Sri's influence at least once and they had to struggle to come out of it. Such is the magnetic power hidden in his poetry.

Sri Sri's poetic diction was distinctive when compared to his contemporary poets, the tempo set in the poems was electrifying and the themes were somewhat offbeat than the most prevalent ones of that era. With all these divergent factors, Sri Sri stood apart from the others.

Though Sri Sri does not need introduction, his writings still survive as research topics. Several research papers, thesis, criticisms were written and are being written as well. Avakaaya.com is glad to share an insightful series on Sri Sri wherein his poems, film songs have been translated into English and some of the contemporary critics and writers have penned their views/opinions/observations about Sri Sri.

Dr. Kallury Syamala, retired faculty of Humanities Dept. at IIT, Delhi has put in an excellent effort to do the translations and also to compile the essays written on Sri Sri. We extend our gratitude and sincere thanks to her for choosing Avakaaya.com to publish this literary work. We are sure that our esteemed readers will find this work as enticing and educating.

This is a 05 part serial that will be published from today onwards on every Tuesday. Please make to note of this in your calender. Keep visiting www.newaavakaaya.com for many more infotainment. Many more interesting articles & features are being lined up for our readers. Don't miss them!

 

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0 #25 Selections From Sri Sri And Other Essays - Part 1 Saikiran 2013-03-15 07:24
Hello Mr. Partha - Thanks for the appreciation!
In my view, a poem whether it is habitual based or ideology based, it should have poetry in it. By the way, what do you mean by "habitual based poetry"? How habitual based poems can be discounted for the lack of poetry in it? With due respects to him, I don't find a single line of poetry in those lines of Sri Ismail, whereas you find it 'somewhat better', which itself indicates that it is not a good poem at all. I rest my case here.
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0 #24 Selections From Sri Sri And Other Essays - Part 1 పార్థ 2013-03-15 06:57
Mr. Kiran, you seem to be having plethora of questions which is good.

Though I won't dare to discount either Sri Sri or Ismail based on few standalone examples, I would like to put forward my two cents on your comment.

Private Vaana of Ismail is habitual based. Whereas, Sri Sri's 'Samanya Kaamana' is a definite outcome of the intentional infusion of his belief aka ideology into poetry.

In my personal opinion, Ismail's poem is somewhat better off than Sri Sri's as the former one tries to present a novel lookout of rain.
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0 #23 Selections From Sri Sri And Other Essays - Part 1 Saikiran 2013-03-15 05:42
Ignore my earlier comment.

Partha garu - Your point is well taken. H'ever, what I say is that irrespective of the ideologies and other things that poets indulge in at different stages of their life, their poems certainly get diluted when compared to their initial works.

As an example, you can see this happening with Greatest Poet like Ismail gaaru also. Check the below poem from his "ratri vachchina rahasyapu vaana". As a matter of fact, you can not attribute any political ideologies to Ismail gaaru and still the poetic values are missing strangely in the below poem.

ప్రైవేటు వాన

కాలేజికి వెడుతుంటే
రోడ్డు మీద
హఠాత్తుగా ఒక మేఘం
యుద్ధం ప్రకటించింది

నెత్తిమీద రుమాళ్ళు వేసుకుని
పక్క షాపుల్లోకి, అరుగుల మీదికి
పరిగెత్తి
తలదాచుకున్నాం

వాన తగ్గాక
పర్వాలేదనుకుని బయల్దేరితే
కాలేజి గేటు వద్ద
గన్నేరు చెట్టు
దగ్గిరికి రానిచ్చి
తన ప్రైవేటు వానలో
తడిపేసింది మమ్మల్ని.

In other words, even SriSri is not any exception to this phenomenon and it has got nothing to do with the ideologies.
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0 #22 Selections From Sri Sri And Other Essays - Part 1 Saikiran 2013-03-15 05:40
Partha garu - Your point is well taken. H'ever, what I say is that irrespective of the ideologies and other things that poets indulge in at different stages of their life, their poems certainly get diluted when compared to their initial works.

As an example, you can see this happening with Greatest Poet like Ismail gaaru also. Check the below poem from his "ratri vachchina rahasyapu vaana". As a matter of fact, you can attribute any political ideologies to Ismail gaaru and still the poetic values are missing strangely in the below poem.

ప్రైవేటు వాన

కాలేజికి వెడుతుంటే
రోడ్డు మీద
హఠాత్తుగా ఒక మేఘం
యుద్ధం ప్రకటించింది

నెత్తిమీద రుమాళ్ళు వేసుకుని
పక్క షాపుల్లోకి, అరుగుల మీదికి
పరిగెత్తి
తలదాచుకున్నాం

వాన తగ్గాక
పర్వాలేదనుకుని బయల్దేరితే
కాలేజి గేటు వద్ద
గన్నేరు చెట్టు
దగ్గిరికి రానిచ్చి
తన ప్రైవేటు వానలో
తడిపేసింది మమ్మల్ని.

In other words, even SriSri is not any exception to this phenomenon and it has got nothing to do with the ideologies.
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0 #21 Selections From Sri Sri And Other Essays - Part 1 పార్థ 2013-03-15 04:27
Mr. Kiran you can take Khadga Srushti as the best example.

Of course, in this anthology too there are certain reminiscences of his poetical talents staring at the readers albeit rarely.

ఆ దాచిన పళ్ళెంలో
ఏం తెచ్చావ్ సుకవీ
ఆ మూల సంచీలో
ఏమున్నది కవీకవీ
నీ మూసిన గుండెల్లో
ఏం దాచావ్ సుకవీ

నీ పాడని పాటలలో
రాపాడే దేది కవీ
ఆ కొసలో నీడలలో
ఏ సత్యం సుకవీ

ఏ సత్యం ఏ స్వప్నం
ఏ స్వర్గం సుకవీ
మాకోసం నీ కోసిన
వే కాన్కల పూలు కవీ

This is a poem called 'నేపధ్యంలో'.

Apart from its rhythamic flow, this poem throws beautiful pictures of different states that a poet undergoes. Here దాచిన పళ్ళెం, ఆ మూల సంచీ, ఆ కొసలో నీడలలో etc are metaphorical words/phrases that allure the readers to decipher what they actually indicate !

But what continues after such an enthralling lytical feast is...

సైన్స్ వల్ల ఈరోజున
సామాన్యుని బ్రతుకు కూడా
సౌందర్యమయం కాగల
సదుపాయం లభించింది
జన్మం చర్మం వెనకటి
సంప్రదాయమూ ఇప్పటి
సంఘస్థితులూ నెరపే
అసమానత పనికిరాదు

ఐశ్వర్యం అందరిదీ
అందుచేతే అందులోన
సామాన్యుడు తన వాటా
తనకిమ్మని కోరుతాడు...

Likewise goes on "Samanyuni Kamana" poem. At least I failed to see the basics of poetics being maintained in the above piece.

Hope you got what I intended to say.

Thanks
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0 #20 Selections From Sri Sri And Other Essays - Part 1 Syamala Kallury 2013-03-12 11:14
Well second part of this series focuses on his poetry in translation of course.

Second part of the question is very tough and demanding. Thank god it is not addressed to me. :lol:
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0 #19 Selections From Sri Sri And Other Essays - Part 1 Saikiran 2013-03-12 11:05
Partha garu - Can you please quote few poems of SriSri which you think have diluted the Purity because of his association with Marxism.
Every poet has his own peaks and he will be best remembered for those. By the way, can you tell me what are the other contributions that one can remember of Nannaya, Tikkana, Errapragada besides Andhra Mahabharata Translation?
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0 #18 Selections From Sri Sri And Other Essays - Part 1 పార్థ 2013-03-12 10:54
Absolutely Madam. Undoubtedly Sri Sri is a scholar and true poet. His abilities as a scholar and poet are best demonstrated in Mahaprasthanam. But subsequently, we all know what happend. Thanks a lot for initiating a series on Sri Sri in Egnlish as these writings can become useful for non-telugu speaking literary lovers. Looking forward to read the translations of Mahaprasthanam.
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0 #17 Selections From Sri Sri And Other Essays - Part 1 IVNS 2013-03-12 10:48
That which is not applied is not pure and that which is not pure can not be applied. Does this not apply to Poetry?
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0 #16 Selections From Sri Sri And Other Essays - Part 1 Syamala Kallury 2013-03-12 10:38
Very true. But Sri Sri did not compromise in his Mahaprasthanam days his literary values for political advantage/propa gation
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