Paravastu Chinnayasuri (1806/7–1861/2) was a Telugu writer who played a prominent role in the elevation of prose to importance in Telugu literature. He was the first Telugu Pandit at the Presidency College, Madras. He was born in 1806/7 in Perambur of Chengalpattu district and died in 1861/2. Suri was born in a Satani family as the son of Venkata Rangayya, a Vaishnavite Scholar. He worked as a Telugu teacher at Pachaiyappa's College in Madras. He also worked as a law scholar for the Supreme Court of East India Company. He was a Pundit in Sanskrit, Telugu, Prakrit and Tamil languages. He was acclaimed as a profound scholar in Telugu and Sanskrit in the traditional education. More than a third of his life span was spent in teaching Telugu in schools and in the Presidency college, Madras.
పరవస్తు చిన్నయ సూరి
Sriperumbdur, Madras Presidency, British India
|Occupation||Teacher and writer|
|Literary movement||Telugu prose|
|Notable works||Neeti Chandrika|
|Relatives||Paravastu Venkataranga Ramanujacharyulu and Srinivasamba (parents)|
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- Paravastu, Chinnayasuri (1954). Neeti Chandrika (in Telugu). Chennai: Vavilla Ramaswamy Sastrulu and Sons. p. 218. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
- Paravastu, Chinnayasuri (1959). Bala Vyakaranamu (in Telugu) (Third ed.). Madras: Rayalu and Co. p. 164. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
- Chinnayasuri, Paravastu (1869). Hindu Dharmashastra Sangrahamu (in Telugu) (Third ed.). Madras: C. V. Krishnasawmi Pillai. p. 136. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
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