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This poet was an inhabitant of the Telugu country. He was during his infancy well educated in the Sanscrit and Telugu languages. He translated from Sanscrit into Telugu a treatise on the science of palmistry, a work, which became very popular with the learned, and with various princes.


Was a poet and historian of the Telugu country, he was well educated, and composed many historical works, the most celebrated of which is the history of Keyura Bahu, a king of the Sowrastra country, and his warlike deeds and actions. Manchana Matya was raised, to the dignity of privy councillor at the court of the Prince of Kondavide of the Reddiwar family, and composed the above work during his leisure hours.


This poetess was the daughter of a potter, and flourished during the reign of Krishna Deva