Pavuluri Mallana

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Pavuluri Mallana, who followed Adikavi Nannaya, is a mathematician of 11th century. He composed 'Ganitam' which is the first Telugu rendering of an original Sanskrit work on mathematics.[1]

He was contemporary of king Rajaraja Narendra (1022–1063 AD). He has translated Ganitasara Samgraham, a mathematical treatise of Mahivaracharya into Telugu language as Sara Sangraha Ganitamu.[2] He also wrote Bhadradri Rama Satakamu published by Vavilla Ramaswamy Sastrulu and Sons in 1916.[3]

Rajaraja Narendra has donated Navakhandavada agraharam near Pithapuram named Mallana. His grandson, also named Mallana, is a famous writer. This Pavuluru village is in Parchuru Mandal of Prakasam district.

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  1. ^ Telugulo Toli Ganitha Granthakarta Pavuluri Mallana, Monogram by Vidwan Tenneti, Edited by Prof. P. V. Arunachalam, Reprint of first edition, Telugu Akademi, Hyderabad, 2008.
  2. ^ History of Telugu Literature at Culturopedia.com
  3. ^ Bhadradri Rama Satakamu at Amazon.com