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books on grammar, and by practice became acquainted with all the Telugu nouns. He compiled a compendious vocabulary in four books called Andhra-nama Sangraha, which was a treatise on the different pronunciations of the Telugu tongue; this is a Work of great utility, as it gives the meanings of various Telugu words, being a complete digest of synonimes. When this treatise was finished, he composed another work, called "Subhashita Ratnakara," or the ocean of polite phrases, which is intended as a sequel to the former work. The princes of Telugu highly encouraged Lakshmana Kavi, and by their liberality, he was enabled to live in comparative affluence; he ended his days in his native country.


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