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First staged in 1892, the South Indian play ladies on the market (Kanyasulkam) is taken into account the best glossy paintings of Telugu literature and the 1st significant drama written in an Indian language that critiqued British colonialism’s results on Indian society. packed with humor, biting social remark, parody, and masquerade, the plot revolves round a smart courtesan, a tender widow, and a really outdated guy who desires to purchase as his spouse a really younger lady. Velcheru Narayana Rao has ready the 1st idiomatic English translation, with notes and a serious essay. Itself a masterpiece of Indian literature in translation, this variation makes Apparao’s paintings to be had to new audiences.

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