(18 April 1938 – 14 December 2008 / Sitarambagh / Hyderabad / India)

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Jwalamukhi (Telugu: జ్వాలాముఖీ) was the pen name of Veeravalli Raghavacharyulu, who was an Indian poet, novelist, writer and political activist.

Jwalamukhi won the national Sahitya Akademi Award (Hindi) for his novel Rangeya Raghava Life History. Among the other more prominent of his novels and thousands of poems were Veladina Mandaram, Hyderabad Kathalu and Votami-Tirugubatu.

Jwalamukhi was a prominent member of the "Digambara Kavulu", a group of rebel poets whose views and style is recognised as a decisive break in the history of modern Telugu literature. He was also a co-founder of the Revolutionary Writers Association (Virasam) in 1970, an active member of... more »

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