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He was a student of Chellapilla Venkata sastry. Viswanatha's style of poetry was classical in nature and his popular works include Ramayana Kalpa Vrukshamu Ramayana the wish-granting divine tree , Kinnersani patalu Mermaid songs and Veyipadagalu The Thousand Hoods. He was awarded the Jnanpith Award  and Padma Bhushan in The parallel "free-verse" movement in easy prose of Telugu literature criticised him as a bigot who hung onto the strict rules of poetry such as Yati , Prasa rhyme and Chandas meter.
However this only covers a part of the wide variety of literature he created. At the same time, there was no contemporary in Telugu literature who could match his depth of the subjects he covered and his mastery of literature.
A book with his memories compiled has been released. Viswanadha was a traditionally trained scholar in several subjects. He was a strong adherent of advaita,  though his learning and mastery extends to several other schools. Viswanadha was of the view that history is not the story of kings but the narrative that gives one an understanding of the sociological, political, economic, cultural, scientific, spiritual and aesthetic lives of man in a given time, and their evolution.
Purana Vaira granthamala is a series of 12 novels about the Magadha Royal dynasties after Mahabharata war. In this series, there are two tendencies — Krishna representing Dharma, and Jayadratha representing the darker side of human psyche, the unrighteous side. The primary characters in each of the 12 novels behave under the influence of these two tendencies, each having its temporal victories.
Nepala Rajavamsa caritra is a series of 6 novels about the Nepali Royal dynasties. This series expounds Carvaka school of thought, its intricacies and sub-schools, social life and values influenced by carvakas. Kashmira Rajavamsa caritra is a series of 6 novels woven around the Royal dynasties that ruled Kashmir.
Viswanatha's literary works includes 30 poems, 20 plays, 60 novels, 10 critical estimates, Khand kavyas, 35 short stories, three playlets, 70 essays, 50 radio plays, 10 essays in English, 10 works is Sanskrit, three translations, introductions and forewords as well as radio talks. Most of Viswanadha's novels depict evolving social conditions, and involve an in-depth analysis of culture as well as human nature and consciousness. My Dashboard Get Published.
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వేయిపడగలు [Veyi Padagalu]
He was a Telugu writer of the 20th century. His works included poetry, novels, drama, short stories and speeches, covering a wide range of subjects such as analysis of history, philosophy, religion, sociology, political science, linguistics, psychology and consciousness studies, epistemology, aesthetics and spiritualism. He was a student of Chellapilla Venkata Sastry. Viswanatha's style of poetry was classical in nature and his popular works include Ramayana Kalpa Vrukshamu Ramayana the wish-granting divine tree , Kinnersani patalu Mermaid songs and Veyipadagalu The Thousand Hoods.