Biographical Sketches of Dekkan Poets/Linga Kavi

LINGA KAVI.

A Telugu poet and historian. While studying at school, he read over many histories of ancient kings, particularly the sixteen monarchs of the solar race, he made a Telugu version of the history of Sananda, from the Purans, in which was included that sovereigns birth, marriage, the deeds of forresters, the conduct of Kings, the increase of wild beasts, the sports of the field, pleasures of pastime in elegant gardens, the king's return to his capital, his administration, and various other subjects: the whole is written in three chapters. This poet was much respected by men of note in his native country, and obtained rich rewards from them, he died at his own residence.