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# Pavuluri Mallana

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

He was contemporary of the great king Rajaraja Narendra (1022–1063 AD). He has translated Ganitasara, 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]

Brief lifesketch

Rajaraja Narendra has donated Navakhandavada agraharam near Pithapuram to a Brahmin named Mallana. His grandson also named Mallana is the famous writer. This Pavuluru village is presently in Bapatla Mandal of Guntur district.

References

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

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