Biographical Sketches of Dekkan Poets/Jagannath

JAGANNATH.

Was a native of the northern provinces, and was descended from a pure tribe: at an early age, he studied Telugu grammar, and in course of time, composed a work on the conduct of sovereigns, which treatise procured for him the patronage of the Telugu Rajahs. His reading in Sanscrit works was very extensive, and he translated from that language into the vernacular, the "Raja Niti—or the duties of monarchs a poem in four books.