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13 MAY, 2017 (MAINS)

TODAYS ANSWER WRITING CHALLENGE FROM GS-I

 

Q1. Not only was the King of Vijayanagar, Krishnadeva Raya, an accomplished scholar himself, but he was also a great patron of learning and literature. Discuss (150 words)

 

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  • Osho Korde

    • Krishnadevraya was a great patron of literature and was known as Abhinaya Bhoja.
    • he wrote the Telugu work Amuktamalyada and a Sanskrit play, Jambavati Kalyana.
    • He had eight great scholars called Ashtadiggajas in his court.
    • Krishnadevaraya was age known as a golden age of Telugu literature.
    • He asked the Kannada poet Thimmanna to complete the Kannada Mahabharatha started by Kumara Vyasa.
    • Krishna Deva Rayana Dinachari in Kannada is a recently discovered work. The record highlights the contemporary society during Krishna Deva Raya’s time in his personal diary.
    • Sri Krishnadevaraya continues to hold sway over the public imagination in the southern states as well as other parts of the country, even after the lapse of five centuries, for the great services he rendered to the Indian culture and literature in general and Telugu culture and literature
    • The political unity had disintegrated with the fall of the Vijayanagar empire but the cultural unity is still lasting.

  • Ashish

    The rule of Krishna Deva Raya was an age of prolific literature in many languages.
    • Raya himself was a gifted scholar of Telugu and Sanskrit
    • He wrote the Telugu work Amuktamalyada and a Sanskrit play, Jambavati Kalyana.
    • In kannada Krishna Deva Rayana Dinachari is said to be written by him and is like a personal diary that he maintained.

    Krishnadevaraya was a great patron of literature and was known as Abhinava Bhoja.
    • He extended his patronage to Telugu, Kannada and Tamil poets alike.
    • During his reign a new era in Telugu literature was established when imitation of Sanskrit works gave way to independent works.
    • He had eight great scholars called Ashtadiggajas in his court.
    • They included Allasani Peddana often described as the Andhrakavitapitamaha. His famous work was Manucharitamu,
    • Another famous poet was Nandi Thimmanna, the author of Parijathapaharanamu.
    • Others eminent literary luminaries were Tenali Ramakrishna, Kumara Dhurjati and Rama Raja Bhushana.
    • He asked the Kannada poet Thimmanna to complete the Kannada Mahabharatha started by Kumara Vyasa.
    • Telugu poet Peddanna was personally honoured by him for his proficiency in Telugu and Sanskrit and Krishnadevaraya himself gave a helping hand to lift the palanquin in which the poets book ‘Manucharitamu’ was placed and taken in a procession.
    • It is said whenever Krishnadevaraya met the poet while riding on his elephant, he gave him a lift.
    Perhaps due to the aforesaid reasons his period of reign is called as the Golden age of Telugu literature