Tallapaka Tirumalamma

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Tallapaka Tirumalamma or Timmakka (Telugu: తాళ్ళపాక తిరుమలమ్మ) (15th century) was a famous Telugu poet who wrote Subhadra Kalyanam in Telugu. She was wife of famous singer-poet Annamacharya and was popularly known as Timmakka.

Early life[edit]

Timmakka was born into a Brahmin's family. She is considered as the first Telugu woman poet.[1][2]

Her works[edit]

Timmakka's main work, Subhadra Kalyanam with 1170 poems, is about the marriage of Arjuna and Subhadra, characters in Hindu epic Mahabharata. She presented the Telugu nativity and culture in the story taken from Sanskrit epic.

See also[edit]

  • Molla, another ancient woman poet in Telugu.

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