Jahnavi Haimavatulu

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Jāhnavī Haimavatulu : uttama sāṅghika navala / racana Si. Ānandārāman. Karnūlu : Bālasarasvatī Buk Ḍipō, [1970]. From the University of Chicago Library.

జాహ్నవీ హైమవతులు Jahnavi Haimavatulu by సి. ఆనందారామం C. Anandaraman.

Unfortunately, I was unable to get a translation of the title, but Jahnavi is a woman’s name.

Nice rendering of the faces, and the red+green overprinting is interesting. While looking over my collection to select today’s cover, I realize that I haven’t seen as much stylistic experimentation in the Telugu covers as in the other scripts. (Bengali, Tamil,Gujarati, and Devanagari are definitely win the trophies) This sort of wild lettering with altering stroke widths and undulating baseline is actually a rather common sight from the late 60s/early 70s. And I’m not complaining! 🙂


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