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University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53715-1218)
V. Narayana Rao (Project Director: May 1977 to present)

Translation of Basavapurana From Telugu

The project will make available to scholars and the general public an annotated translation of Basavapurana, a major work of 13th century Indian literature which documents a radical departure from the Sanskrit tradition known as Virasaivism. The book is a sacred religious text and contains a vast hitherto untapped storehouse of cultural and historical information about the people of South India. The product will be an annotated translation with introduction, glossary, and other scholarly apparatuses.

Project fields:


Research Programs

Total amounts:
$43,272 (approved)
$43,268 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/15/1977 – 3/31/1980