Biographical Sketches of Dekkan Poets/Bandena

BANDENA.

A celebrated poet and inhabitant of the Ceded districts, he was much respected by some powerful Palygars, by whose-orders he translated the "Raja Niti" or morality of Kings from Sanscrit into Telugu—the treatise comprises various subjects among which are: Fortification, the way to defend a town, on the mode of government, codes of laws, examination of coun- cillors, collection of revenue and on military stores, the whole is contained in three books. This book was referred to by the petty Paligars on all necessary occasions to guide them in the administration of affairs. Bandena obtained some considerable grants of land for his literary labours and lived a peaceable and easy life till the day of his death, which took place at his native town.