To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Reader Q&A. To ask other readers questions about వేయిపడగలు [Veyi Padagalu], please sign. Free Books Online, Free Pdf Books, Novels To Read, Free Novels, Thriller Books, Book Of Shadows, Telugu, Good Books, Detective. Soma Sankar Kolluri. Pdf · Writing. Free e Books Download: Veyi Padagalu (VISWANATH SATYANARAYANA) Free Books, Good Books. Saved from freee-books-gaalmapat.siteot.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Get A Copy.
Paperbackpages. More Details Edition Language. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nnagamani No I want to read this novel. I bought it in this website. Lists with This Book.
Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Mar 27, Siddhartha rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: If you can read Telugu, you should read it. Shelves: fantasyteluguownedfictionanthropology. I finished my first reading of 'Veyi Padagalu' by Viswanatha Satyanarayana today.
First reading - because i am going to read it again certainly. While much has been written and said about this brilliant novel, i have a little bit to add.
The language, the narrative structure and the imagination are absolutely top class.
Page Not Found
Easily one of the best i ever read in any language. Who else could have called the cloudy sky of the Varsha Ritu a 'Ratna Garbha', alluding to the lightening that illuminates the I finished my first reading of 'Veyi Padagalu' by Viswanatha Satyanarayana today.
Who else could have called the cloudy sky of the Varsha Ritu a 'Ratna Garbha', alluding to the lightening that illuminates the night sky!
Or describe the last drop of dew that clings to the tip of the leaf the morning after the rain to the ear rings of young girls Lolaku? There are other exquisite expressions, but too many to list here. The novel is a semi-autobiographical which covers a vast array of subjects like philosophy, tradition, customs, music, dance, education, religion and spirituality. I have been reading a lot of contemporary literature on some of these subjects and during my reading of 'Veyi Padagalu', i have had instances where i was taken aback when Viswanatha expounds on themes that are ever more relevant now, 75 years after the publication of this novel!
See a Problem?
Some of those themes being: -Loss of ability to make a living by learning traditional art and crafts. It has been explicitly mentioned that it was not the case before the British came and people used to live hale and healthy till 80 years. The discussion on these subjects is thought provoking. For instance, the author describes a village fair where artistes come from various places and perform. One particular performance is that of Artha Naareswara where the artiste dresses up as the combined manifestation of Siva and Parvati with one half of his face expressing the seriousness of Siva and sensitivity of Parvati, both at the same time, while maintaining the respective body language as well!
Artistes like him were generously rewarded for to their effort those days and they were able to pass on the art to the next generation.
The story of this novel takes place at a transition time when traditions like the above are dying. The author observes that this and many other forms of traditional knowledge lost the status of 'Education'.
Only the education that helped the colonial government was promoted. Transition is an important theme of the novel and different characters experience it in different ways.
The author uses metaphors and magical realism to draw the readers into their lives and experiences. It has all 'nava rasas' in it. There is an undercurrent of humor throughout and a particular sequence towards the end that is heartrending.
Over all it is an engrossing read and i would recommend every one who can read Telugu to get their hands on it! The review is also published on my blog.
View all 6 comments. Dec 12, Manohar Viswanadha rated it it was amazing. I remember reading of Vishvanatha Satyanarayana's magnum opus, "Veyi Padagalu The Thousand Hoods ", again over three nights in the early 's.
But unlike the latter, which I read only once, I reread "The Thousand Hoods" at least five times since then. While it contains some magic realism, perhaps the first such in a modern Indian novel, the magic of this book is substantially different. Delving into India's very existential roots, and dealing with existential, philosophical, environmental, ethical and political issues, "The Thousand Hoods" is clearly the greater work.
Yet, in its magnificent symbolism and in its heartrending tribute to values and systems going, going, gone it was written inwhen the present tense still had meaning it is steadfastly magical. Narasimha Rao, India's prime minister during I wish he found the time to do a Spanish translation. It would have been very interesting to watch the reaction of the Latin American literary circles to this modern Indian epic. Certainly it would have been a great addition to Latin American literature.
More importantly, it would have given the great Vishvanatha an audience outside India. Aug 08, Sudhakara Rao rated it liked it. I had contrasting feelings while reading this book. On one hand presentation is out of the world, the descriptions are stunning. The way multiple important issues are taken into debates is really good. On the other other hand authors opinions sound hypocritical at times and extremely biased lacking scientific judgement.
When we talk about just presentation it is unbelievably good. Descriptions are lovely and made me spellbound. Never did i read anything that good. The issues that are raised in I had contrasting feelings while reading this book. The issues that are raised in the book are very important and relevant even in For example how the author describes ten avataras of vishnu is Superb.
How sunset and sunshine is explained in a scene are awesome. Some of the arguments are also really good and made me rethink some of my opinions on certain issues. For example on the way municipalities have evloved. However, i find majority of the arguments are flawed. Author tries to paint a black and white picture saying everything indian is good and every thing western is bad. For example he supports child marriages, opposes education to everyone.
He gives too much credit to protagonist when he did not really do much. Example can be the protaganists role in mangammas transforamation. Having said that, may be its just not appropriate to judge the ideas from the book written innow.
వేయిపడగలు [Veyi Padagalu]
Irrespective of all this, i am glad that i read this book and storngly recommend it to everyone who can read Telugu. Mar 17, Buddha Jyothiprasad rated it it was amazing Shelves: completedfiction.
It is a tough book to begin with. The prose used is not the regular language we generally use these days. However, the narration and the ending are absolutely awesome. One of the best books I ever read. Oct 30, Boni Aditya rated it it was ok Shelves: telugu. The author is a very good writer, his command over Telugu language is impeccable. He can, at will draw parallels between two random ideas with his metaphors and similes. Apart from that there is no real plot, there is not real meaning.
There is a constant superstition running throughout the book, in the background, the omens the signs, the astrology, the palmistry and many other superstition run rampant.
The lack of understanding of how diseases are caused or spread, causes a constant strife of The author is a very good writer, his command over Telugu language is impeccable. The lack of understanding of how diseases are caused or spread, causes a constant strife of birth and death.