This volume, the second in the series, deals with the Age of Sivakavis and the
Age of Tikkana and covers some thirty seven Telugu poets, apart from a host of
anonymous inscriptional poets and a few of Telugus who wrote in Sanskrit. Some who
flourished before 1400 A.D. but whose periods are very uncertain are also included at
the end of the volume.
One point I wish to state is that I have given generally the year around which each
poet flourished. I have desisted from giving the beginning and ending dates for any
poet for the simple reason that there is no reliable data regarding either the birth or the
demise of any poet. Any attempt to give the span of life of a poet remains only. a matter
of conjecture and nothing more.
I have tried to put them in a chronological order as far as possible but for the
broad grouping adopted under the two different ages.
It is hoped the volume will be found useful to the interested reader.
I thank all the writers whose works I have perused in the course of preparation of
My thanks are due to the authorities of the Institute of Asian Studies, Madras-96,
for issuing this volume under the series.
Book's Contents and Sample Pages
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