Ramakanth Jonnavittula

Biography

- Ramakanth Jonnavittula (D.O.B. 1931-2-4.) is a double Ph.D. in Mathematics and in Business Management and a Fellow of the Andhra Pradesh Akademy of Sciences. He is now retired after an active career as Professor of Mathematics at various universities in India, in USA and in Canada. He currently lives in Dixhills, in (Long Island) NY.

He was interested in literature from his college days and published stories and plays in reputed Telugu magazines. His drama Kalachakram was staged at the All India Andhra Nataka Kala Parishattu competitions at Tanuku in 1960 and was awarded four prizes, including the second prize for the script.

Visaladhra Publications published a book of his 16 short stories named Kathaguchcham in 1995. He won the second prize for the story Kanuvippu in 2008 at the competitions conducted by the American Telugu Association. He has obtained the author’s permission and translated Arthur Miller’s drama The Price into Telugu.

In addition to his extensive works in Telugu, he is the author of many books in English.

Other Books by Ramakanth Jonnavittula
“… The author has a good command over English language, from a degree of
eloquence and a good use of idiomatic expressions…

… The book is written in lucid and candid manner. The author has a
engrossing style of story telling…”
Editorial Board,
GOOD TIMES BOOKS PVT. LTD.
(Comments about my collection of short stories)

The first Editions of the following books
1. Stories from Andhra,
2. 1972-A saga of change,
3. A paradox of life;

was published as EBooks by KDP. ‘1972-A saga of change’ was also published as an Audio Book by ACX.

Second Editions of the following books were published in print and EBook formats by TATE.
Stories from Andhra,
1972-A saga of change, and
A paradox of life.
Tate also published, both in print and EBook format, his book ‘Indian stories’.
He wrote “A girl’s quest for self-realization.” a translation into English of the famous Telugu novel Terachiraju by Viswanadha Satyanarayana. He also prepared an abridged version of his translation.

His following books were published in print by ‘Feed A READ’ and Create Space and as EBooks by KDP.
1. Change Your Destiny.
2. Don’t disturb a sleeping dog.
3. Life is a paradox.
4. War accelerated liberalization.
5. A girl’s quest for self-realization.
6. A girl’s quest for self-realization (Abridged).
7. Scintillating stories- Book 1.
8. Scintillating stories- Book 2.
9. Scintillating stories- Book 3.
10. Scintillating stories for ADULTS.

He published the following books in Smashwords. Here the reader can read for free 25% of the book, before deciding to purchase the book. Soon he would also publish the other titles on Smashwords.
1. A girl’s quest for self-realization (Abridged).
2. A girl’s quest for self-realization.
3. Scintillating stories- Book 1.
4. Scintillating stories- Book 2.
5. Scintillating stories- Book 3.
6. War accelerated liberalization.
His Book “LIFE IS A PARADOX” has been accepted by a traditional publisher and has been withdrawn from sale; it will be published in 2018.

Smashwords Interview

Why did you first try to write a story?
My mother tongue is Telugu; there were many poets of repute but I hardly heard of a famous prose writer. I always believed that if someone could do something, I too could do it with proper training and effort. In Telugu there were differences between literary language and the language spoken in different regions. There was a movement to give an honorable place in literature for spoken Telugu. Magazines were very few and I used to read some of them. I found BHARATi to be a good magazine which was the only respected one for its literary, critical and modern content. I liked stories and longed to write a story worthy of publication in Bharati.
I adopted a CVia media' style, wrote a story and sent it to Bharati; it was accepted and I was paid Rs.Ten for it!
Name some authors who influenced you.
The list is long; although I may not be able to remember all of them now, their influence certainly remains. To name a few: Tolstoy, Balzac, Turgenev, Satyanarayana, Ibsen, Somerset Maugham, Canon Doyle, Abbe Provost, Edger Allen Poe.
I also believe that what matters is not the number of books or authors that you have read but how you have read the books. I will give an example. Sree Harsha in his book Srungara Nyshadham described how a swan-messenger described Nala's qualities to Damayanti and how the same swan described Damayanti's exquisite qualities to Nala. I heard a scholar elaborate why the poet added the extra adjective to Damayanthi. That is how a book should be read.
Read more of this interview.

Books

Akasa Ramanna
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 51,840. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Persons like Swar, who kill brutes among humans who, using their power and pelf exploit unwilling innocent girls leading some of them to suicide, deserve no punishment. Some of them might continue to serve deprived people, are patriots and are too precious to be sacrificed to the blind law. They might be the true nation builders of the future.
Scintillating Stories for ADULTS
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 53,310. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2017. Categories: Plays » Asian / Japanese
Fiction is an imaginative expression of truth; most incidents can be expressed as short stories in a civilized language that can provoke a debate that tends to induce the society to think and act to reform itself. Authors get under the skin of their characters and speak for them. Readers should step aside and reexamine the author's logic, from time to time.
Don''t Disturb a Sleeping Dog
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 60,510. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Anger destroys discrimination and drives a person to commit crimes and eventually, it ruins one’s life. Arohga rendered many services to Suris. He helped Ivar become the President of Suris but Uhar was made PM. Arohga got them arrested. After committing many crimes without leaving a trace, he began to live normal life. He was discovered and had to commit suicide to escape arrest and humiliation.
Change Your Destiny (By Adding or Eliminating a Close Family Member)
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 53,630. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Family members living together influence each other’s behavior and destiny. As the members of the group change—because of birth, death, marriage, separation etc—influences also change. It follows that a person’s destiny can be changed by adding or eliminating a close family member. Nirmal had visions which came true in the future. He used his knowledge of astrology, his hypothesis and his visions
War Accelerated Liberalization. ( Social Liberalization of a Conservative Town.
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 60,720. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Wars were destructive but they were responsible for the industrial revolution, computers and faster comfortable means of travel. Without the war, would it have been possible to harvest nuclear energy through fission or fusion so soon after Niels Bohr’s theory of Hydrogen atom was published? This novel describes the acceleration of social liberalization due to war of a conservative Indian town.
Scintillating Stories. Book 3 ('Homecoming' and Other Stories)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,590. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
Life is too short to gain all knowledge by experience; one has to learn from other’s experiences. The best way to do this is through books. A short story deals with an issue generally faced by us and interestingly shows how to tackle it. Its message continues to reverberate in the reader’s mind. 'Homecoming' affirms that marriage is for a lifetime, in spite of occasional lapses by either partner.
Scintillating Stories- Book 2. 'Save a Life' and Other Stories.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,130. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Life is too short to gain all knowledge by personal experience; one has to learn from the experiences of others. The best way to do this is through books. A short story deals with an issue faced by us and shows how to tackle it. Its message reverberates in the reader’s mind for a long time. ‘Save a Life' asks you to look for life in the womb of a pregnant woman who dies suddenly in an accident.
A Girl's Quest for Self-Realization (Abridged)- A Saga of Unacceptable love.
You set the price! Words: 34,970. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This is the story of an innocent girl’s journey through life, helped by a discrete friend. Unacceptable love leads to tragedy. Parents should avoid fulfilling their life mission through their children ignoring children’s own ambitions and expectations. The intellect of a person who undergoes ‘Anguish’ gets so sharpened that the person would shine in any future activity.
A Girl's Quest for Self-Realization- A Saga of Unacceptable Love.
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 134,090. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This is the story of an innocent girl’s journey through life, helped by a discrete friend. Unacceptable love leads to tragedy. Parents should avoid fulfilling their life mission through their children ignoring children’s own ambitions and expectations. The intellect of a person who undergoes ‘Anguish’ gets so sharpened that the person would shine in any future activity.
Scintillating Stories- Book-1. (‘A Tale of Two Friends’ and Other Stories.)
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 41,140. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Life is too short to gain all knowledge by personal experience; one needs to learn from the experiences of others and short stories fulfill this need and their impact would continue to reverberate in the reader's mind for a long time . The first story cautions you about wicked persons like Gireesh who use friendship for purely selfish purposes. Other stories are equally purposeful. .

Ramakanth Jonnavittula's tag cloud

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