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Tripuraneni Gopichand (8 September 1910 - 2 November 1962) was a radical humanist, Telugu short story writer, novelist, editor, essayist, playwright and film director. Gopichand was the son of renowned a social reformer and play writer Tripuraneni Ramaswamy .Gopichand, inspired by M.N.Roy's Radical Humanism, became the first state secretary of the Radical Democratic Party (India) Andhra Pradesh.[1] His second novel 'Asamardhuni Jeevana Yatra' (Bungler: A Journey Through Life),[2] was the first psychological novel in Telugu literature.[3] Gopichand was posthumously awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for "Panditha Parameshwara Sastry Veelunama" in 1963, the first Telugu novel to win this award.[4] [5]

Tripuraneni Gopichand
Born 8 September 1910
Angaluru, Krishna district
Died 2 November 1962
Pen name Tripuraneni Gopichand
Nationality Indian
Citizenship India
Education Law
Genre Telugu short story writer, novelist, editor, essayist, playwright and film director
Spouse Sakuntala devi
Children Tripuraneni Pramila, Ramesh Babu, Rajani, Ramgopal, Nalini, Sai Chand)
Relatives Pitcheswara Rao Atluri

His novel "Asamardhuni Jeevana Yatra", is part of the syllabus for APPSC examinations in Telugu literature as an optional subject.

A postal stamp in his honour was released by the Government of India on his 100th birthday.[6][7] The Telugu television channel Sneha TV has broadcast a documentary on his life.

Contents

List of WritingsEdit

NovelsEdit

  • Parivartanam
  • Asamarthuni Jeeva Yatra (first psychoanalysis novel in Telugu)
  • Merupula Marakalu
  • Pandita Parameswara Sastry Veelunaama
  • Yamapasam
  • Cheekati Gadulu
  • Sidhilalayam
  • Gadiya Padani Talupulu
  • Gatinchanigatam
  • Pillatemmera
  • Premopahatulu

Non-fictionEdit

  • Tatvavetalu
  • Postu Chaiyani Uttarulu
  • Maku Unnayi Swagataalu
  • Vubhayakushalopari

Filmography of Telugu filmsEdit

  • Chaduvukunna Ammayilu (1963) (Dialogues)
  • Dharmadevatha (1952) (Dialogues)
  • Priyuralu (1952) (Story, Dialogues and Direction)
  • Perantalu (1951) (Director)
  • Lakshmamma (1950) (Director)
  • Gruhapravesam (1946) (Story)
  • Raithubidda (1939) (Dialogues)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "scientific humanism". 
  2. ^ "Puska". 
  3. ^ "Lamakaan". 
  4. ^ "Sahitya Akademi.Awards.Telugu". Sahitya-akademi.gov.in. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  5. ^ "Asamardhuni Jeeva Yatra By Tripuraneni Gopichand". Scribd.com. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  6. ^ "tripuraneni gopichand stamp | Phila-Mirror". 2011-09-08. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  7. ^ Special Correspondent (2011-09-11). "‘Literature is social documentation'". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 

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