Friday, November 13, 2009
Bharati - Telugu Literary Monthly
Bharati was a literary monthly magazine from the stables of Andhra Patrika Group. Sri Kasinathuni Nageswara Rao, known as Desoddharaka and Viswadata started this magazine way back in 1924. He also started Amritanjan pain balm. It is interesting that national leaders like him went into business to sustain the good work they wanted to do. In the editorial of the inaugural issue Sri Rao said “
భారతిని పెంచి పోషించవలసిన భార మాంధ్ర లోకాధీనమై యున్నది. ముఖ్యముగ నీ భారము విద్యావంతుల మీదను గలదు.
You can see that all popular writers of many fields contributed to the issue. It is indeed necessary that such volumes are preserved for the benefit of the history of the language.
It is known to all the literary people that Bharati was a kind of research magazine for the field and to be featured in the magazine was an achievement in itself. The magazine seized publication due to reasons unknown. We were told that Pantulu garu wrote in his will that money from Amritanjanam should be used for the upkeep of the magazine. Interestingly even the weekly and daily from the group stopped publication. Amritanjanam continues to relieve people from pain though!
I do not know who is interested in reading the contents of the magazine and many such publications.
I am sure the text can be revived even after a few years.
There is a lone painting featured in the issue and I bring it here.
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