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Personal details
Name : Dr. Karri Sanjeeva Rao
Pen Name : Sikhamani
Father’s Name : K. Suryanarayana
Date of Birth : 30th October 1957
Address : Director I/C, Center for Comparative Studies, PS Telugu University, Public Gardens, Hyderabad – 500 004, AP.
Email: kavi_sikhamani@yahoo.co.in
Phone: 98482 02526
 
Qualifications
  • M.A. Telugu Language and Literature (Andhra University) 1983
  • Ph.D. in Telugu: Prayogavaadi Pattabhi (Andhra University) Awarded in 1991
  • Ph.D.  in Comparative Literature:  Telugu Marathi Dalit Poetry – A Comparative Study,  University of Hyderabad, 2007
Employment and Experience
Designation : Associate Professor, Director I/C & in Center for Comparative Studies
Department : Centre for Comparative Studies, P.S. Telugu University, Public Gardens, Nampally, Hyderabad – 500 004.
Teaching Experience : Centre for Comparative Studies From 1991 to till date
Research Guidance    
M.Phil : Awarded 24 M.Phils
Working 10 candidates
Ph.D. : Awarded 13 Ph.Ds
Working 5 candidates
     
Publications
Poetry   Research / Criticism
  1. Muvvalachetikarra – 1987, (Reprinted in 2006)
  2. Horugali - 1988
  3. Chilakkoyya - 1993
  4. Kirrucheppula Bhasha - 2000
  5. The Black Rainbow – 2000
  6. Nallagetu nandivardhanam chettu -  2005
  7. Thavvakam - 2009
  8. Gijigadu - 2011
 
  1. Prayogavadi Pattabhi - 1993
  2. Vividha– 1998, Collection of Criticism  on Modern Telugu Literature
  3. Dalita Sahitya Tatvam – 1998, Criticism on Dalit Telugu Literature.
  4. Samaantara – 2006, Criticism on Modern Telugu Poetry.
To be Published   Editing & Compilation of Books
  1. Desi Saraswatam – Ed. Under Printing by Telugu University.
  2. Ambedkar Sakam –Ed. Under Printing by Telugu University.
  3. Hindi Telugu Anuvadha Samasyalu - Ed. Under Printing by Telugu University
  4. Shikhamani Peetikalu – Prefaces of  Shikhamani 
  5. Ventade Vakyam  - Coolum Published in Andhra Pardesh journal
 
  1. Tulanatmaka Sahitya Vyasaalu – Pub. by Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University – 2004.
  2. Artha Satabdapu Andhra Kavitvam - Published by P.S. Telugu University – 1995
  3. Telugu Ekanka Nataka parichayam - P.S. Telugu University – 1998
  4. Amma - Collection of Poems, Pub. by Ranjani, A.G. Office Cultural Organisation, Hyd. – 1997
 
Writings Translated in to other Languages
  • Europe French Journal –English, April 2000
  • Down to Earth – English, Poetry Collection, Editors : Seela Veerraju, K. Satyamurthy
  • Indian Literature –English, Vol. 133-1989, Sahitya Academy, New Delhi.
  • Vaarshiki –Hindi, Published by Kendriya Hindi Nirdesalay, Govt. of India.
  • The Mosaic –English, A Quarterly Bulletin of Indian Poetry in English – 1997
  • Voices on the Wings –English, Telugu Freevers, 1985-1995; editor : Dr. V.V. B. Rama Rao, 2000
  • Shphulling –Hindi, Telugu Dalit Kavya – Editor : Dr. M. Rangaiah, 1999.
  • Indian Literature –English, Vol. 2000. Nov-Dec. Sahitya Academi, New Delhi.
  • The Black Rainbow –English, Dalit Poems in Telugu – Milinda Publications – 2000.
  • Golkonda Darpan –Hindi, Dakshin Se Prakasith Kavitha Pradhan Sahityak Masik – March – 2001.
  • Swatantra Vaartha Daily – Hindi, 1.9.2001
    Additional jobs Held
  • Worked as head of the Department, Dept of Comparative Studies for 3 Years
  • Working as Director I/C for Center for Comparative Studies Since 2008.
 
Awards And Honors
  • Samatha Rachayitala Sangham Award, Amalapuram– 1997
  • Freeverse Front Award, Hyderabad  – 1987
  • Telugu University Literary Award, Hyderabad – 1989
  • Ummidisetty Literary Award, Kadapa – 1989
  • Bulusu Seetharama Sastry Memorial Award, Rajahmundry-1991
  • Garikipati Sahiti Puraskaram, Kakinada– 1996
  • Regency Kalavani Puraskaram for All round performance in  Literature, Yanam – 1997
  • Nutalapati Gangadharam Literary Award, Thirupathi – 2007
  • C. narayana Reddy Literary Award, Karimnagar - 2007
  • ‘Bhasha Puraskaram’ by Official Language Commission, Govt. of A.P. – 2004.
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar International Literary Award New Delhi  2009
 
Other Honors
  • J.R.F. Award 1987-1991,  Andhra University
  • My Literature recorded in ‘Who & Who of Indian Writers – 1999 published by Sahitya Academi, New Delhi.
  • Panel member for Telugu University for selecting best writings in poetry since 1996.
  • Member of Publication Advisory Board, Telugu University – 1996 – 2000.
  • Member of SC, ST Cell, PSTU – Since 1996
  • Member of Library Advisory Board, Telugu University 2000-2002
  • Member of Entrance Examination Cell, Telugu University 1999 -2000.
  • Panel Member for Ranjani Kundurthi Awards Committee for selection best poems for last 10 years.
  • Panel Member for NCERT National Level Children Literature Competition -1998.
  • Participated as resource person for UGC refresher courses of all Universities in. A.P.
  • Worked as General Secretary, Academic Staff Association, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University – 2002-2004.
 
Published Articles in Journals, Periodical and Literary columns in news papers
  • Comparative Criticism in Telugu - (Published in Modern Trends in Criticism, by Andhra Vidyalaya, P.G. Centre, Hyderabad. October 2004.)
  • Siva Dhanurbhanga scene in Indian Ramayanas - (Published in Brahmi Trimonthly International Literary Magazine, 23rd issue, July – September 2008)
  • Dalit aspects in the writings of Dr. Boyi Bhimanna - and Mulk Raj Anand: Published by Telugu Monthly Andhrapradesh Telugu Academi. July – September- 2007)
  • Nationalist poetry of Gurram Joshua and Subrahmanya Bharati - (Published in Vangmayi Telugu Research quarterly printed by P.S. Telugu University Juy-September 2008)
  • The Concept of Mother in Telugu and Marathi Dalit Poetry - (Published in the volume of Essays on Comparative Literature by P.S. Telugu University 2004)
  • Dalita Vytalikudu – Kusuma Dharmana Kavi – Andhra Jyothi, Vividha Sahityavedika, 13th Sept, 2004.
  • Udyama pataka Tarakam kavitvam – Andhra Prabha, Sahiti Gawaksham 13th Sept, 2004.
  • Muslimvada kavitvam savaallu - Vishalandhra Daily news, Sahityaam Bandham 30th August, 2004
  • Telugulo Dalita deergha kavitha – Andhara Prabha daily sahiti gawaksham Literary Page 26th July, 2004.
  • Vachanakavitaa vimarsha: Chera varivasya -. Chera abhinandana sanchika 2003
  • Dalita Kavitvam : Telugulo kavitvodyamaalu – An Anthology of essays -Telugu Acadmy, 2003
  • B.C. Kavitvam: Telugulo kavitvodyamaalu – An Anthology of essays -Telugu Acadmy, 2003
  • Saamaajika Darpanam : Jeevanntakam, Sunday Vartha 24th August, 2003
  • Rayaprolou SubhaRao: Andhravali – Udayoga Sopanam  Monthly Journal 2003
  • Sri Sri : Maha Prasthanam - Udyoga Sopanam Monthly Journal 2003
  • Cinare : Matti Manisi Aakasam - Udyoga Sopanam Monthy Joruanal 2003
  • Nanduri Rammohan Rao :  Udyoga Sopanam  Monthly Journal 2003
  •  Nitya kavitva badhdhudu: Devipriya – Devi 30, felicitatory edition January, 2002
  • Dalita saahitya parichayam: Yojana – March 2002
  • Telugulo kaalpanika kavitvam – Yojana – April, 2002
  • Kaloji kavitvam -  Yojana December, 2002
  • Ekonmukhangaa Dalita Minority kavitvaalu, Pratibha Vyjayanti- Free Verse – Past, present and future 2000
  • Idi Dalita dashaabdam : Pravaha vani Januvary & Febuary 2000
  • Jangaiah kavitvam ; Dalita godu -  Boya Jangaiah felicitatory edition – 2000
  • Kaalaanni nidraponivvani kavi – Vangmayi quarterly journal Telugu University – 2000
Research Papers Presented in Literary workshops and Seminars
  • “Dalita Kavitvam – Purana Prateekalu” in the 4th International Telugu Conference held from 25th to 27th April 1997 at Bombay organised by Telugu University.
  • “Dalita Kavitvam –Bhasha” in the National meet on Dalit writings, Movements and dynamic’s of social change conducted by Kakatiya University held from 23rd to 25th Feb, 1995.
  • “Vachana Kavitha – Jaateeya samaikyata” in Program on Telugu Literature and National Unity Conducted by Department of Telugu, Andhra University on 11th  October, 1993.
  • “Rallapalli Srujanaatmaka Rachanalu” in Rallapalsy Anantha Krishna sharma’s Birthday Celebrations, Conducted by Telugu University in July.1993
  • “Vachanakavigaa Chalam” in the Birth Centary celebrations of Chalam, conducted by Telugu Univercity, Saahitya Peetam at Bommuru,1994.
  • “Telugu Saahityampai Ambedkerism Prabhaavam” in the Fifteenth National Dalit writers conference, Organised by Bhaarateeya Dalita Saahitya Academy, New Delhi  held from 5th to 6th Decemeber, 1999.
  • “Jaashua Kavitvam – Abhivyakti” Jaashua Centenary celebrations, at Anantapur held from 8th – 10th September,1995.
  • “Firadausi kaavyam’ in the Seminar on Jashauva’s Saahitya Samaalochana’ Organised by Jhashauva Saahitya Parishat, Kakidada.
  • “Dalita Saahitya Vimarsha” a seminar on literary Criticism, conducted by Sahitya Acadimy, New Delhi and Telugu Academy, Hyderabad in March 1999.
  • “Telugu katha- Dalita Udyama Nepathyam”, UGC Siminar on Telugu Literature, Organised by A.S. Government Degree collage for womens at Kakinada. Held on 25th and 26th March, 2000.
  • “Dalita Minority Kavitvam” in the Seminar on Vachana kavitvam ninna – nedu-repu, conducted by Appajosyula fondation held on 5th and 6th January, 2000, at Nellore.
  • “Jashuva kavitvam – Maanavataa vaadam” presented in Seminar Jashuva’s Literature’ conducted by the S.C,S.T. cell, PS Telugu University, on 29th  September, 2003.
  • “Vachana kavitvam - Prayojanam” presented in UGC Seminar, Conducted by The Dept. of Telugu, SV University, Thiorupathi, on 23rd December, 2003.
  • ‘Dalita kavitvam – Saundaryam’ paper presented in Telugu Seminar at Andhra Loyola Collage, Vijayawada on 24th January,2002.
  • “Dalita Saahitya Vimarsha” in National seminar on Literary Criticism, conducted by Dept. of Telugu, Padmavaithy Mahila University, Tirupathi, on 5th October, 2002.
  • ‘Dalita Saahityam - Prapancheekarana’ presented in UGC Seminar on “Telugu Literature and Globalization” conducted by sahitya Peetham, Poti Sreeramulu University,Rajamundry, on 11th March, 2004.
  • “Dalita Taatvikatha” paper presented in Sminar on Dalith Philosophy, conducted by A.P. Dalita mahasabha on 21st January, 2007 at Vijayawada.
  • ‘Enoch kathalu – Dalitha Drukpatham’ seminar on Kolakluri Enoch’s ‘Asprushya ganga’ conducted by Moolavasi Organization Hyderabad held on 13th April, 2000.
  • “The Portray of Dalits in Telugu and Marthi  Literature” paper presented in the second International Dalit wirters meet, at Birmngham, U.K. held from 12th to 15th October, 2000, Organised by Bhaarateeya Dalita Sahitya Academy, New Delhi.
  • ‘Telugu   Poetry in English translation’ Seminar conducted by Sahitya Academy  and Telugu Academy held at Hyderabad on 17th August, 2002.
  • ‘Adhunika kavitvaM – Deergha kavitha’ paper presented in UGC refresher course, conducted by Academic staff college, O.U. held on 12th July, 2004.
  • ‘Dalitha Saahitya Parichayam’ in UGC refresher course conducted by Comissonarate of Higher Education, Government of A.P. in March 2004
  • “Adhunika saahityam – vibhinna dhoranulu” paper presented in All India Telugu Writers meet, conducted by Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University and Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Govt. of AP, at Bombay held on 10th January,  2004.
Other Academic activities
  • PS Telugu University literary awards Panel member, since 1996.
  • Advisory member in publication division, from 1996 to 2000 in Telugu University.
  • Member of University entrance Examinations committee from 1999-2000
  • Acted as panel member in National competition for Telugu writings on Children Literature, conducted by NCERT, Hyderabad in 1998
  • Member of judging panel for Kundurtis Ranjani National Free Verse Poetry Competitions conducted by Ranjani Telugu Sahithi Samithi, A.G.Office Hyderabad since 15 years.
  • Member of University Library advisory committee, PS Telugu University, Hyderabad, for the year 2000.
  • Acting as General Secretary, Academic Staff Association, Potti Sri Ramulu Telugu University for the period of 2002-04.
  • Deputy Director, Mutually Aided Co-operative society, PS. Telugu University, Hyderabad.   
  • Member of S.C. S.T cell, PS. Telugu University, since 1999.
Association with Literary Programs
  • Resource Person for workshop a poetry conducted by Sahitya Peetham, Telugu University at Bommuru, in 1992.
  • Resource Person for ‘Free verse training program’ conducted by Dept. of Cultutal affairs, Govt. of AP in 1999.
  • Convener for workshop “Translation of Free verse” Conducted by center for comparative studies, PS Telugu University, Hyderabad in 1992.
  • Attended the workshop on “English Telugu Electronic dictionary for Machine translation” conducted by PS Telugu University, Hyderabad in 1999.
  • Attended ‘National poetry Meet’ by world Telugu writers conference, conducted by Dept. of Cultural affairs and AP Hindi Academy in 2007 at Vijayawada.
Research Supervision : Ph.D’s
No. Title of Ph. D Thesis Year Awardees/Awarded
1 Nagnmuni Rachanalu – Oka Parisheelana         2004 Mr. Belli Yadiah                   
2 C. Narayana Reddy  Kavitvam – Prakriyaa Vaividhyam 2004 Mr. Mallampalli Vijay Kumar
3 Telugulo Dalita Kavitvam – Oka parisheelana 2003 Mr. B.R.V. Prasada Murthy  
4 Telugu Saahityamlo Galpikalu                  1999 Smt. V.K.T. Mahalaxmi
5 Telugulo Sanghatanaatmaka Kavitvam (1971-95) 1999 Mr. M.C. Kankaiah (Gold Medal)
6 Atreya Naatakaalu-Anuvaada samasyalu 2008 Smt. Saroja Nirmala
7 Telugu – Urdu kathalu – Muslim Jeevana Chitrana  2008 Mr. Md. Khaja
8 Telugu – Kannada kathalu :Tulanaatmaka Parisheelana 2008 Mr. B. Jagannadha Rao
9 Hindi-Telugu Pada Sahityam: Rama Bhakti Sampradaayam 2008 Mr. Y. Jayaprada
10 Annamayya sahityam:Natyanvayam 2008 Mr. Devender Pillai
11 Hindi Aur Telugu Sahitya mein Chanakya per Adharith Upanyasonke Tulanatmak Adhyayan. 2009 S. Venkata Srikanth
12 Telugu Hindi Samethalu Tulanathmaka Parisheelana 2009 B. Anasuya
13 Telugu Aur Hindi mein Neetikavya Parampara 2009 V.T.V. Krishna Veni
 
Research Supervision : M.Phil’s
No. Title of M.Phil Thesis Year Awardees
1 Kavikondala – wordsworth rachanalu : pallejana jeevitham 1995 Mr. Ravinder Rao
2 BV narasimaha Rao -Balageyaalu 1995 Mr. D. NarsimhaRao
3 Ajanta Swapnalipi – parisheelana  1995 Sri Belli Yadiah      
4 Koku galpikalu –parisheelana 1995 Smt. VKT Mahalakshmi
5 Karuna Kumara Kadhalu-dalita jeevana chitrana 1997 Smt. K.Vajayalakshi
6 Chalam lekahalu –parisheelana 1997 Smt. K. Nagaraja Kumari
7 Chikkanavathuna Paata: parisheelana     1997 Sri M. Venkaiah   (Gold Medal)  
8 Srikakulm jillaa jaanapada Kala roopalu 1997 Smt. S. Rama Sundari
9 Antaraani vasantam –Roots navalalu 2001 Mr. D.N. Swamy
10 Jaashuva-Dayapawar Atmakathalu 2001 Mr. Ch Vinobhachary
11 Tripura – Vilas sarang kathalu: Asthitva vaadam 2001 Mr. Mohan Babu
12 Telugu English kavitvaallo maanaveekarana 2003 Mr. K. Prabhakar reddy
13 Telugu English Kathallo maanaveekarana 2003 Mr. K. Babji
14 Hindi-Telugu Ekaankikalu 2004 Smt. S.Vijaya Kumari
15 Telugu Tamila Kavitvaalu: jaateeya udyamam 2006 Mr. N. Ajay Kumar (Gold Medal)
16 Telugu hindi saahityaalu: Yashodhara Paatra 2007 Smt. M.Lalitha kumari
17 Viswanadha naatakaalu: greeku naataka sidhdhaantam 2008 Smt. N. Janaki (Gold Medal)
18 Telugu Banjara streela geyaalu 2008 Mr. A. Ragya Nayak
19 Walt witman-Kundurti kavitvam 2008 Smt. Mukundeswari
20 Vaalmeeki-Molla Ramayanaalu swayamvara ghattaalu 2008 Smt. B. Padmavathi
21 Sri Sri kavitvam- Prachya, Paaschatya prabhavam 2008 Mr. Kumara swamy
22 The Concept of death in the poetry of Thomas gray  and Gurram Jashva 2009 M. Shoban Babu
23 Komuram Bhim - Spartacus Navalalu Tulanathmaka Parishilana 2009 A. Ravindar Naik
24 Aruna Yelli – Ramanika Gupta Mausi Navalalu Tulanathmaka Parishilana 2009 G. Mamatha
 
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