Devarakonda Balagangadhara Tilak Writer

Devarakonda Balagangadhara Tilak (21 August 1921 – 1966) was an influential Telugu poet, novelist and short story writer. Initially his poetry, as in his first anthology, Prabhatamu-Sandhya (1945), was written in the romantic vein popular in Indian poetry of the early and mid-20th century. His style changed after he attended the All India Progressive Writers' Conference in Bombay. Devarakonda Balagangadhara Tilak is best known for his posthumous collection of poems Amrutham Kurisina ratri, ("The Night When Nectar Rained") published in 1969. This book won the Andhra Pradesh state Sahitaya Akademy Award and Central Government Sahitaya Akademy Award in 1970. The volume has been called a "milestone in modern Telugu" by Sisir Kumar Das, who added, "But for him, 'verse libre' or 'prose poetry' could not have gained so much of popularity. His collection of short stories include Sundari-SubbaRavu, Vuri Chivara Illu and Tilak Kadhalu.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 21st, 1921
Date of death
July 1st, 1966 at age of 44


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