Volga is a pioneer of telugu feminist literary movement.
contributions in the form of novels, short stories, essays, forewords
and poems have provided the strength and vision for feminist movements
in India. Any one of her works would be enough to dispel the popular
misconception that Indian feminism is a straight copy out of the west.
Indian society is very different from the western societies. It has its own
long and distinct history. So are the problems of women and men in this
society. These need a fresh and focussed look from someone within and
Volga's works have contributed in a fundamental way towards this goal.
summarizes the fresh perspective she has brought to gender debates.
Volga's works go far beyond what feminism is usually thought of. Her
zeal for a world with better human relationships is visible in every
single work of hers. Her works are thus not just for feminist ideologues.
They are for everyone!
It is very important that these works get the maximum readership possible
and hence this attempt to publish them on the web with the kind
permission of Volga.
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Forewords are probably the piece de resistance of Volga's works. They are
extremely analytical and provide the best descriptions of her vision.
The following forewords are available online.
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- VolgA's short story, samAgamaM
plublished in AndhrajyOthy.
- Found a few readings of Volga's works, in her own voice
at the the Library of Congress website.
- Kalpana Rentaala's review of "bhinna saMdarbhAlu", Volga's latest
short-story collection, published in Vaarta's
Sunday Edition dated December 16, 2001.
- The site is now searchable from Google.
- The site is now public! Look out for announcements in various forums.
- Added pictures of Sitaramayya
- Added Volga's bio.