Pedda Bala Siksha: A Telugu Encyclopedia by Gajula Satyanarayana
Pedda Bala Siksha is a famous and popular book in Telugu language that covers various topics such as literature, arts, culture, morals, games, mythology, and science. It was first published in 1832 by Puduru Seetarama Sastry and has been revised and updated by many authors over the years. One of the most recent editions is by Gajula Satyanarayana, who has added more information and illustrations to make it more appealing and useful for the modern readers.
Pedda Bala Siksha is considered a part of fundamental or academic education for both children and adults in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It is also a source of entertainment and knowledge for many Telugu people around the world. The book contains various sections such as alphabets, numbers, grammar, vocabulary, proverbs, idioms, riddles, stories, poems, history, geography, astronomy, biology, medicine, sports, music, dance, festivals, customs, manners, etiquette, and much more. It is a comprehensive and concise encyclopedia that can enrich the mind and soul of anyone who reads it.
If you are interested in learning more about Pedda Bala Siksha and Telugu culture in general, you can download a free PDF version of the book from Google Drive[^1^] or from Internet Archive[^2^]. You can also watch a video review of the book by a YouTube channel called Telugu Books Online[^3^]. Pedda Bala Siksha is a treasure trove of wisdom and fun that you should not miss.Pedda Bala Siksha has a long and rich history of evolution and development. The first edition of the book was written by Puduru Seetarama Sastry in 1832, who was a scholar and poet from Andhra Pradesh. He wrote the book in a simple and easy-to-understand language, using examples and stories from the Telugu folklore and culture. He also included some information from Sanskrit and English sources, such as the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Shakespeare, Milton, etc. The book was well-received by the public and became a best-seller in its time.
After the death of Seetarama Sastry in 1843, his son Puduru Venkata Rama Sastry continued to revise and update the book with new information and editions. He also added some illustrations and diagrams to make it more attractive and informative. He published the book under his own name until 1900, when he passed away. After that, the book was taken over by various publishers and authors who made further changes and additions to it. Some of the notable authors who contributed to the book are Gajula Satyanarayana, Vavilala Subbarao, Gidugu Venkata Ramamurthy, Nidadavolu Venkata Rao, etc.
The latest edition of Pedda Bala Siksha is by Gajula Satyanarayana, who is a renowned writer and editor in Telugu literature. He has added more than 2000 pages of new content to the book, covering topics such as computer science, internet, social media, environmental issues, human rights, globalization, etc. He has also improved the quality and quantity of the illustrations and diagrams, using modern technology and software. He has also made the language more contemporary and appealing to the younger generation of readers. He has published the book in both print and digital formats, making it accessible to a wider audience. ec8f644aee