Dr.TALATHOTI PRITHVI RAJ
Dr Talathoti Prithvi Raj, M.A., Ph.D., lecturer in Telugu, A.M.A.L.College, Anakapalle justly deserves high praise for his laudable endeavours in making the special genre of Haiku more popular in Telugu and also for his keen enthusiasm in innating a band young men who manifest an unfailing instinct for poetry writing.
Dr. Talathoti Prithvi Raj has been a born poet and his poems as juveinile exercises even from his fifteenth year appeared in some of Telugu some of Telugu jounals. He has to his credit the following words published between 1997 and 2003. They are: I) Critical works; 1. Athreya Nataka Sahityam - Sambhashanalu, 2. Manasu Kavi, 3. Athreya Cinema Sambhashanalu - Oka Pariseelana, for which he was awarded Ph.D. in the year 2000 by Andhra University.
II) The Anthology of Poems: 1) Nalla Doralu, 2) Manishi. III) Poetic Definitions: 1) Manishilo...
Very early in life Dr. Talathoti Prithvi Raj developed a special love for the genre of Haiku - a genre which had its birth in Japan - and he has been doing a praise worthy service in writing Haiku and making it very popular in his native tongue of Telugu.
He has published sofar no less than 7 volumes of Haiku which have been greatly appreciated by the lovers of the poetry. Some of the titles of his publications are, 1) Vennela, 2) Chinukulu, 3) Vasantham, 4) Rojuko Suryudu, 5) Neelakasam, 6) Ruthu Bhramanam 7) Chandra Kireeti, 8) Kavitalathoti, besides these volumes he has also written 3 other books in three other genres namely 9) Prithvi Photo Haiku, 10) Prithvi Senryu and Prithvi Tanka.
He has passed through the pangs of Travails in giving a proper shape to The Indian Haiku Club and these effords on his part clearly reflects his earnest interest in his particular genre. He has initiated some young talented people into writing Haiku, thus trying to bring Haiku into vogue. In this connection it may well be mentioned that an Anthology of Haiku contributed poets