Daniel Negers

Daniel Negers is a French professor who has done extensive study of Telugu language and culture.[1] He has translated knowledge of Telugu into French. He taught Telugu language to students of France.[2]

Daniel Negers
EmployerNational Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations

Early lifeEdit

Daniel Negers was born in Paris, France.

Research on Telugu cultureEdit

Daniel first came to India in 1970's as a tourist and returned to Peddapuram a town in Andhra Pradesh, India in 1983 along with his wife for his field study on a Telugu folk tradition called Burrakatha.[3][4] He fell in love with the culture and learned to speak and write the local language.[5] He was trained under Devadula Brahmanandam. After the death of Brahmanandam, his companion Allada Rama Rao helped him in completing his research. During his research his family stayed in Peddapuram. He dedicated his book on Burra Katha to Nazar who is known for spreading the awareness of this art.

He studied the writings of poets like Palkuriki Somana, Gurajada Apparao, Rayaprolu Subbarao, Ravuri Bharadwaja. He translated poems of Vemana into French.[6] He wrote French-Telugu dictionary.


He was felicitated by Telugu Association of Netherlands (TANE) at its Ugadi celebrations, 2014.[7] Daniel Negers was felicitated on 2015 in Vizag on the occasion of 11th annual Lok Nayak Foundation awards ceremony. He was awarded INR 50,000 for contribution towards the spread of Telugu language and culture.[8]


  1. ^ Maitreyi, M. l Melly (15 December 2017). "Language no barrier for him". The Hindu. The Hindu. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  2. ^ Bhandaram, Vishnupriya (2 September 2012). "Maîtriser mana Telugu". The Hindu. The Hindu. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  3. ^ Taher, Mohamed (2001). Libraries in India's National Developmental Perspective: A Saga of Fifty Years Since Independence. Concept Publishing Company. p. 96. ISBN 9788170228424. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  4. ^ "A Talk With Dr. Daniel Negers in Hyderabad, Alliance Francaise De Hyderabad | What's Hot". Whats Hot. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  5. ^ Rao, G. Venkataramana (18 August 2012). "Telugu to be taught in French institute". The Hindu. The Hindu. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  6. ^ Sunny, Baski (19 December 2017). "The French in love with this 'Italian'". Telangana Today. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  7. ^ "French 'Burrakatha' exponent feted". Andhra Pradesh First. The Hindu. 13 April 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  8. ^ "French professor of Telugu to be feted". The Hindu. The Hindu. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2017.