Course outline:

This is an introductory course in Language, Literature and creative writing. The main aim of the course is to teach basic rules of Modern Telugu Grammar as well as Telugu literary genres along with application and their creative usage. The Course enhances the language proficiency in reading, understanding and writing in Telugu. It also enhances student’s ability to analyze literary texts in the language and apply them in different fields of applications.

The course has six units taking texts from different genres of literature and it has special focus on the contemporary issues, which are dealt by the creative writers in different literary genres, specially keeping in mind the grand challenges of the nation as identified below.

Grand challenges:

The challenges of the nation in the present era:

  • Economic Development, Rural and Urban linkages
  • Energy & Water
  • Urbanization, Infrastructure, Transport, Sanitation
  • Environment & Public Health
  • Food security, Agriculture
  • Education, Literacy
  • Ethics, Society & Social Justice

Besides the above challenges, focus will be on the challenges in the survival of the regional languages, literature and the cultural diversity of India with reference to Telugu. It also focuses on using technology in regional languages of India especially with reference to Telugu Language.

Every semester, teaching will be spread over 16 weeks including two weeks for review.

Medium of teaching and examination : TELUGU

Course Objective and Expected outcome:

  • Familiarity with all Telugu literary genres
  • Learning about varied techniques of fiction, non-fiction and poetry
  • Exploring the creative process through writing
  • Expansion and refinement of vocabulary and style resources
  • Strengthening and revising skills of language
  • Preparing a collection of original texts
  • Evaluate and appreciate unknown texts.
  • Critically examine the issues highlighted in the texts and express their ideas and observations.
  • Initiate discussions on the issues highlighted in the texts and similar social issues identified by the Students.
  • Preparing a text for submission of Projects and Presentation

Target Students:

The course is intended for those students who have studied Telugu as language subject at school level.


The primary endeavour is to introduce creative process in Telugu language and literary writing. The second level of pedagogy involves reading and discussion of selected topics in class room. The third level – also a weekly commitment – is to focus on each and every student’s presentation and assignments. In addition, students explore the creative process via discussions, exercises, interviews with writers/artists, etc.

Organization of Teaching

There are six units in the course speread over 14 weeks. There would be 56 teaching periods and 14 periods for students’ presentation in a semester and the total number of period will be 70 (56+14). The details of the Units / themes and their distribution of periods are given below. In addition two weeks for field work/ project work / trip – related activity as required by the course curriculum will be given.

Themes/sub themes of study

The course includes the following themes/subthemes:

Unit 1 : The influence of Globalization on Indian Villages (10 Periods)

Unit 2 : Language in Media (10 Periods)

Unit 3 : Non Violence (10 Periods)

Unit 4 : Women Issues (10 Periods)

Unit 5 : National Integration (08 Periods)

Unit 6 : Cast and untouchability (08 Periods)

Teaching/Learning material

1. Urbanization and Globalization (song)

Pallekanneru pedutundo… by Goreti Venkanna (pp. 118 -121)

2. Language in Media (Essay)

Drushya shravya madhyamalalo Telugu Bhasha Sahityam by Dr Parvatisham, Voleti. (pp. 123-132)

3. Non Violence (Biography)

Mahatma Gandhiji Jeevita sangrahamu by varalakshumma, Kanuparti. (pp. 5-11)

4. Women Issues (Short story)

Jangubai Gopi Bhagya laksmi (pp. 121-140)

5. National Integration (Poem)

Gurajada’s Deshabhakti geyam (pp. 60-63)

6. Cast and untouchability (Short story)

Urabhavi by Kolakaluri Inoch (pp. 99-126)

These texts and other reading materials will be compiled and made available to the students

Supplementary material

Monographs of important authors in TELUGU

Documentary films on important authors and places of importance in Andhra Pradesh

Web materials; Telugu newspapers, magazines and blogs


The assessment of the students’ performance will be through:

(i) Continuous evaluation of Project work (35 marks)

(ii) End Semester written examination (40 marks)

Project Work:

The students are expected to submit one project assignments, which will provide scope to the students to express their liking towards their language, literature and culture. A list of topics will be made available to them in the beginning of the course, which may be extended to rewriting, adaptation, retelling and change of narrative format. Evaluation of their performance in project work will be based on their knowledge of the language, collection of the information, presentation and style of narration.

Suggested Topics for Projects:

1. Vocabulary building: Preparation of Index and Glossary of a text.

2. Practice to write poems, short stories, biographies and plays.

3. Description and Narration of events and experiences.

4. Writing a poem on personal experience.

5. Writing a short story on personal experience.

6. Writing a biography/travelogue.

7. Interview with Telugu author and reporting the same.

8. Writing a column to news paper’s Editor.

9. Collecting available eBooks in Internet.

10. Writing audio book into Textual form.

11. Collecting available Telugu literary video Lectures from Internet.

12. Identifying Telugu blogs and websites.

13. Festivals of Andhra Pradesh.

14. Identifying contemporary issues in Telugu literature

15. Writing essay on celebration of Telugu culture and festivals in Delhi

Reference Works:

Chandrasekhar Reddy, R & Lakshminarayana, K. (Eds.) (1996). Dalitha Kathalu.

Hyderabad: Vishalandhra publishing house.

Krishna Prasad, Malladi. (2012). Telugu Vyakaranamu. Vijayawada: Venkateswara book depot.

Raghuram, Maddali. (2009). Telugu Bhasha vaibhavam. Hyderabad: Kinnera pulications. Satyanarayana, S.V. (Ed.) (2003). Prapanchikarana pratidhvani. Hyderabad: Vishalandhra publishing house.

Shastry, Dva.Na. (2007). Telugu Sahityacharitra. Hyderabad: Pragati publcations. Eswararao, Setti. (1996). Gurajada kavitalu. Hyderabad: Vishalandhra publishing house. Simmanna, Velamala. (2004). Telugu Bhasha Charitra. Vishakapatnam: Dalita sahitya peetham.

Subbarao, Guttikodna and Purnachand, G (Eds.) (2011). Telugu Punnami. Vijayawada: Krishnajilla rachayitala sangham.
Tirumala Rao, Jayadhir And Jeevan (Eds.). (2009). Ippapulu. Khamma: Pratibha prachuranalu.

Varalakshumma, Kanuparti. (1948). Mahatma Gandhi smriti sanchika. Guntur: Bapatla stree hitaishini mandali prachurana.

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