Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tributes to Great Britisher who wrote Telugu- English Dictionary

Tributes paid to C.P. Brown

Charles Phillip Brown, a Britisher who served as Kadapa Collector, propagated the greatness of Telugu language across the world. The Collector and Yogi Vemana University Vice-Chancellor A. Ramachandra Reddy garlanded Brown's bronze bust and paid homage.

A British civil servant C.P. Brown, who was proficient in English, Greek, Latin, Arabic and Hindi, not only learnt to read, write and speak Telugu but collected manuscripts of Vemana's verses, noted works and Sathakams, and got them written by Telugu pundits and printed them in the form of books at his personal expense, Mr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar recalled at a meeting in C.P. Brown Language Research Centre here later. Brown wrote a Telugu-English dictionary and grammar. His yeoman services to preserve and give print form to invaluable manuscripts helped them reach the future generations, he stated.

C.P. Brown Memorial Library is at the place where the eminent man lived in Kadapa.

To keep Telugu language alive, as language was a powerful tool in the modern era. Like wish Japan gained hold over science and technology by translating vital scientific data into Japanese and Telugu should develop in a similar manner.

Dr. J. Hanumath Sastry, Dr. Bali Reddy, Dr. Bayya Reddy, YVU Head of Telugu Department R. Chandrasekhar Reddy, remembered Brown's invaluable contribution to Telugu language. Prof. Ramachandra Reddy released a book on C.P. Brown's biography authored by Dr. Hanumath Sastry. Brown Library researcher K. Narasimhulu, and poet Sasisri participated.

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