PIB Analysis : 1st and 2nd June

PIB Analysis for UPSC CSE

Topics Covered

  1. Kandukuri Veeresalingam

1 . Kandukuri Veeresalingam

Context : Vice President addresses valedictory function of death centenary of Kandukuri Veeresalingam

About Kandukuri Veeresalingam

  • Kandukuri Veeresalingam Pantulu was a social reformer and writer of Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • He is considered as the Father of renaissance movement in Telugu.
  • He was one of the early social reformers who encouraged women education, remarriage of widows which was not supported by the society during his time and fought against dowry system.
  • He also started a school in Dowlaiswaram in 1874
  • He constructed a temple as ‘Brahmo Mandir’ in 1887 and the ‘Hithakarini School’ in 1908 in Andhra Pradesh.
  • His novel Rajasekhara Charitramu is considered to be the first novel in Telugu literature
  • He is the first person to conduct a widow remarriage in Andhra Pradesh, the first to start a co-educational school.
  • As a writer he wrote the first autobiography in Telugu, the first to write a history on Telugu poets and the first Telugu writer to translate scientific books

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