Kovvali Lakshmi Narasimha Rao

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Kovvali Lakshmi Narasimha Rao
Born 1912
Tanuku, Andhra Pradesh
Died 1975
Draksharama, Andhra Pradesh
Pen name Kovvali
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Hindu
Citizenship India
Genre Writer, Novelist

Kovvali (Telugu: కొవ్వలి) was a popular novelist of Telugu language in the early 20th century.[1] He is one of the most prolific writer of modern Telugu language. His complete name is Kovvali Lakshmi Narasimha Rao (1912–1975). He wrote about thousand Novels, which is a record not surpassed by any Telugu writer till now. Though they are not of high standard, they are very popular with public and known as "Railway Literature".[2]

He was born in Tanuku.

The period from 1935 to 1975, when Romantic movement was fading, the Progressive movement was on the rise. Women were slowly gathering up the guts to read something new about the love, sexuality and freedom. His novels had the distinction of being banned from “respectable” households, because they gave “ugly and unhealthy ideas” to the women. He wrote them with short intervals, about one novel a week; some in just two days. Book vendors would get into trains with bundles of magazines and short novels. These novels, a quarter-size of foolscap paper, were sold thick and fast as Kovvali novels had a big clientele.

He was a person of social awareness and a champion of women’s causes. He asked women to get educated, not hang on to an unhappy marriage, get out of child marriage, not hesitate to marry for love. His female characters always fight to get it. His solutions for the problems of women may have been simplistic, sometimes even cinematic. But the intentions were true and sincere. He was expressively against hypocrisy, blind faith in the name of tradition, greed and corruption.

Some of his novels were adapted for movies in Telugu cinema. D.L. Narayana's production Sipayi Kooturu in 1959,' was the screen version of a Kovvali novel.[3]

Recently, 18 of his novels are published as compilation in 2009 as "Kovvali Navalalu Konni" by Acharya Kottapalli Veerabhadra Rao.[4]

He died in 1975 in Draksharama. He has two sons named Nageswara Rao and Lakshmi Narayana.

List of novels[edit]

This is the complete list of his 1,000 Novels and their publishers based on his Sashtipoorthi Magazine (1973):

Vani Granthamala, Rajahmundry

1. Palletoori Paduchulu, 2. Thanaji, 3. Daaseepilla, 4. Vidaakulu

Baburao, Rajahmundry

5. Dancing Girl, 6. Toofan Mail, 7. Merupulu, 8. Mathru Seva

Rautu Chandraiah Book Depot, Rajahmundry

9. Harijana Balika, 10. Torch Light, 11. Neeve Naa Bharyavu, 12. Neeve Naa Bharthavu, 13. Thara Shashankamu, 14. Inthi, 15. Chamanthi, 16. Poobanthi, 17. Telugu Vyakaranamu

Kondapalli Veera Venkaiah and Sons, Rajahmundry

18. Flower Girl, 19. D. G. Rampyari, 20. Ammaji, 21. Burma Lady, 22. Maa Baava Swarajyam, 23. Kannerikam, 24. Gruhalakshmi, 25. Dark Room, 26. No.2 Liquor Shop, 27. Penki Pilla, 28. Bratuku Theruvu, 29. Maa Aavida, 30. Good Bye, 31. Anatha Sharanalayam, 32. Edi Thappu?, 33. Veyyinnoota Padaharlu;

Saraswathi Book Depot, Bezawada

34. Daivamicchina Bhartha, 35. Thalavani Thalampu, 36. Stree Buddhi, 37. Maayaledi

Sampara Mallikarjuna Rao, Bezawada

38. Moode Muddulu, 39. Doctor's Wife, 40. Raitu Paduchu, 41. Varalakshmi

Noolu Subbarao and Sons, Rajahmundry

42. Film Star, 43. Vegabond Prince, 44. Kanakambaram, 45. Neelambaram 46. Pithrugandam, 47. Church Bell, 48. Doctor Devika Rani, 49. Deena Dayalu, 50. Dasara Bommalu, 51. Karigipoyina Kala, 52. Kalam Marindi, 53. Thalalo Naaluka, 54. Pagati Chukka, 55. Manchiki Metlu, 56. Chittemma Sheelam, 57. Chaya Devi, 58. Ralina Poolu, 59. Rogam Roshtu, 60. Samsaram Guttu, 61. Thappu Daari, 62. Pagilina Addam, 63. Hrudaya Veena, 64. Vedhava Aadapaduchu, 65. Maarani Rupayi, 66. Suddha Karoda, 67. Vedhava Pelli, 68. Naseeb, 69. Nadimantrapu Siri, 70. Jalsarayudu, 71. Anumanam, 72. Burakha Rayudu, 73. Menarikam, 74. Vetakaram, 75. Ganga, 76. Yamuna, 77. Saraswati, 78. Viraha Thapam, 79. Aashak, 80. Godralu, 81. Pelli Choopu, 82. Pilavani Perantam, 83. Railu Sneham, 84. Sapta Vyasanalu, 85. Prema Kaani Prema, 86. Guddi Prema, 87. Somaripothu, 88. Badaa Chor, 89. Siddha Hastham, 90. Manthranjanam, 91. Bigi Kaugili, 92. Gunna Mamidi,93. Ihaparalu, 94. Aakali Manta, 95. Annarthulu, 96. Chaavu Bratukulu, 97. Mahaneeyulu, 98. Saragalu, 99. Savathula Kayyam, 100. Naukayanam, 101. Sudigundalu, 102. Oke Rathri, 103. Peeda Kala,104. Jeeva Yathra, 105. Dosandu, 106. Keelu Bomma, 107. Itcha Jeevulu, 108. Dongalu Doralu, 109. Chaduvenduku?, 110. Saani Vrutti, 111. Raaga Sudha, 112. Maha Maya, 113. Daari Thappindi, 114. Asamarthudu, 115. Pelli Vindu, 116. Vagalu - Pagalu, 117. Virigina Manasu, 118. Chinnavaadu, 119. Chiru Gantalu, 120. Chekkutaddalu, 121. Visha Sarpam, 122. Raktha Daham, 123. Bali Danam, 124. Theerani Kaamam, 125. Kaala Gathi, 126. Guptha Daanam, 127. Peru Kosam, 128. Gudi Paamu, 129. Chandamama, 130. Keerthi Kaamulu, 131. Kali Kaalam, 132. Vasthade Maa Baava, 133. Radha Rani, 134. Chandraharam, 135. Puvvula Ratham, 136. Basthi Bullodu, 137. Peerla Panduga, 138. Rajashri, 139. Chiranjeevi, 140. Bommala Koluvu, 141. Vanchana, 142. Thirugubaatu, 143. Navvulaata, 144. Nacchina Varudu, 145. Thene Chinukulu, 146. Vadigaali, 147. Dharma Daata, 148. Malle Poda, 149. Mahaa Illalu, 150. Usuru Kastalu, 151. Ekakshi, 152. Maha Bhagyam, 153. Poola Pandiri, 154. Sanyasi Udyogam, 155. Aartanadam, 156. Anta Manavalle, 157. Annee Mana Machike, 158. Anathashramam, 159. Melukolupu, 160. Visha Vayuvu, 161. Mattilo Manikyam, 162. Pattinde Bangaram, 163. Taavalachindi Rambha, 164. Taamuligindi Ganga, 165. Vissanna Vedam, 166. Andala Rani, 167. Niraasa, 168. Panneeti Jallu, 169. Mooga Prema, 170. Veera Vanitha, 171. Cheekati Konam, 172. Chikku Prasna, 173. Kodalu Pilla, 174. Mondi Ghatam, 175. Talalo Naaluka, 176. Orpu, 177. Bhoomatha, 178. Verri Vengalayi, 179. Em Laabham?, 180. Mosapu Bharya, 181. Tagina Sasti, 182. Raalina Poolu, 183. Kukka Kaatuki, 184. Aarinda, 185. Digudu Baavi, 186. Doctoramma, 187. Raanee Po!, 188. Shanthi, 189. Ashanthi, 190. Nittoorpu, 191. Desa Dimmari, 192. Grama Pedda, 193. Kaasuku Mosam, 194. Bhoga Bhagyalu, 195. Marapuraani Katha, 196. Manalo Mana Maata, 197. Prema Pasam, 198. Runaanubandham, 199. Teliyani Thappu, 200. Keedulo Melu, 201. Kashtakalam, 202. Kannatalli, 203. Subham Paluku, 204. Jagadeeswari, 205. Bhakturalu, 206. Jaarina Keelu, 207. Bhangapatu, 208. Manasulo Maata, 209. Rama Banam, 210. Rajateevi, 211. Saragalu, 212. Nenevaru?, 213. Kala Nijamaindi, 214. Kalluleni Kamam, 215. Panduga Roju, 216. Kakkina Koodu, 217. Baridegina Pamu, 218. Vasthadula Kusti, 219. Jayabheri, 220. Bhagyarekha, 221. Prajarajyam, 222. Konda Devata, 223. Korada Rani, 224. Koya Dora, 225. Ganga Bhavani, 226. Manasuleni Maguva, 227. Kanyadanam, 228. Virigina Manasu, 229. Naligina Poolu, 230. Nishacharudu, 231. Mooga Matalu, 232. Poojyuralu, 233. Brahmaratham, 234. Chesina Papam, 235. Vyamoham, 236. Karma Phalam, 237. Peetala Meeda Pelli, 238. Aaratam, 239. Donka Tirugudu, 240. Artha Balam, 241. Anga Balam, 242. Nuvvu Nenu, 243. Peddannayya, 244. Bratikina Pranam, 245. Jagame Maaya, 246. Bairagi Matham, 247. Asadhyudu, 248. Javabu Ledu, 249. Prema Guddidi, 250. Dongalunnaru, 251. Aa Rojullo, 252. Bagulamma, 253. Bahuparak, 254. Dharmam Kosam, 255. Aalubiddalu, 256. Keertiseshulu, 257. Konta Nayam, 258. Kanna Kadupu, 259. Aada Buddhi, 260. Asura Buddhi, 261. Okasarikenta?, 262. Irugu Porugulu, 263. Aanadu, 264. Eenadu, 265. Attaleni Kodalu, 266. Papala Bhairavudu, 267. Oddante Oddu,

Venkateswara Publishing Home, Rajahmundry

268. Thoti Kodalu, 269. Third Warning, 270. Samsara Nauka, 271. Vyabhicharini, 272. Chinnatta, 273. Cinema Picchi, 274. Rathri Rani, 275. Pantulamma, 276. Malli Pelli, 277. Neelo Nenu, 278. Naalo Neevu, 279. Kaupeena Samrakshanadham, 280. Badayiki Poku, 281. Ramayamma, 282. Rajashri, 283. Harathi, 284. Rakapokalu, 285. Andhra Mahila, 286. Manasuleni Kapuram, 287. Maavaru, 288. Srivaru, 289. Nee Daari Needi, 290. Naa Daari Naadi, 291. Kulama? Gunama?, 292. Keerthiseshulu, 293. Ravoyi Baava, 294. Kulam Leni Gunavathi, 295. Gunam Leni Kalasati, 296. Galla Cheera, 297. Illarikam, 298. Pandaga Mamoolu, 299. Gajula Beram, 300. Maayala Pakeeru,

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