Telugu play written by Gurajada Apparao in 1892
It is one of the earliest modern works in an Indian language, and it is the first Telugu play to deal with social issues.
The play portrays the practice of Kanya-sulkam (roughly translates to bride price) which was common among the priestly Brahmins in Telugu-speaking areas of southern India. Controversial in its time, this play continues to be one of the most popular Telugu literary works of all time. A number of expressions used by Gurajada in this play are still popular in modern-day Telugu