Amaravati Kathalu

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Amaravati Kathalu
Author Satyam Sankaramanchi
Original title అమరావతి కథలు
Translator The stories are in the back-drop of Amaravati (a small village in Andhra Pradesh, India).
Illustrator Bapu
Cover artist Bapu
Country India
Language Telugu
Genre Fiction
Publisher Navodaya Publishers, Eluru Road, Vijayawada
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 399

Amaravati Kathalu (Telugu: అమరావతి కథలు) is a collection of Telugu short stories written by Satyam Sankaramanchi.

The stories are about the people of the village of Amaravati and were first published in the Andhra Jyothi newspaper. Later on, the stories were published by Navodaya Publishers in the form of a book, which bears art of renowned artist Bapu. The book was re-printed several times.The series ran for two years. They follow a typical Chekhovian style.The stories are heart warming and are about people encounter in their everyday lives.

There are 101 stories in this collection, each one having a simple picture drawn by Bapu. The foreword is by Mullapudi Venkata Ramana. These stories are work of imagination and fiction, and they are inspired by incidents and folk stories related to Amaravati. The stories, along with the pictures drawn by Bapu are considered as one of the best Telugu short story collection of 20th century. This book also won the Andhra Sahitya Academy award in 1979. The stories were dictated by Sankaramanchi to popular All India Radio news reader Prayaga Ramakrishna who wrote down the stories. Shyam Benegal made a TV serial based on these stories with the name "Amaravati ki kathayein".