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Gogu Shyamala

Portrait of translator Gogu Shyamala
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Gogu Shyamala

Born in 1969 in Peddemul village, Gogu Shyamala is a philosopher, poet, and prolific story writer working in the Telugu language. Hailed as a landmark in Telangana Dalit literature, Father May Be An Elephant… is her first collection, and has also been published in German translation. She has also edited a collection of Telangana Madiga poetry, and works on biographies of significant Dalit female political leaders.

Articles by Gogu Shyamala

Ellamma Is Distressed
By Gogu Shyamala
They may even throw us out of this village.
Translated from Telugu by P. Pavana