Saturday, June 12, 2021

Oke Okkadu by I.Venkatrao - Biography of N.T.Rama Rao

If anyone writes a biography of a person, the minimum common sense that they should follow is, they should write the biography from the perspective of the person about whom they are writing. If the author is very close to that person, then the author can write from his/her own perspective. 

Since, I.Venkatrao is not that famous personality, I thought, his book, "Oke Okkadu" (Biography of N.T.Rama Rao) is going to be from Neutral perspective or from the perspective of N.T.Rama Rao. But, this book is from the perspective of Nara Chandrababu Naidu.

Many others wrote their biographies involving N.T.Rama Rao or the Biography of N.T.Rama Rao from their perspective. 

There are mainly 4 books which deal with N.T.Rama Rao from different perspectives. They are not books of N.T.Rama Rao, but, it involves a lot with N.T.Rama Rao

1. Naa Jeevitha Prasthanam by Nadendla Bhaskara Rao. [Ex-Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh]
2. The other side of the truth by Daggubati Venkateswar Rao [Son-in-law of N.T.Rama Rao]
3. Telugu Tejam (Political Life Story of N.T.Rama Rao) by Lakshmi Parvathi [Second Wife of N.T.Rama Rao]
4. Oke Okkadu by I.Venkatrao 

The first three are written from the authors' perspective. The last book looked like, it was written from the perspective of Nara Chandrababu Naidu. 

The first three authors wrote very neatly about their life and their interactions with N.T.Rama Rao. If we read them with neutral mind, you would be convinced that, they are correct. 

If one reads, Naa Jeevith Prasthanam with a neutral mind, one may agree that, it was Nadendla Bhaskara Rao who founded Telugu Desam Party. Even if we talk technically, we can say that, N.T.Rama Rao and Nadendla Bhaskara Rao are the co-founders of Telugu Desam Party.

In the same way, the books by Daggubati Venkateswara Rao and Lakshmi Parvathi are beautifully written from their perspective, one would agree to them, if they read with a neutral mind.

But, the book by Oke Okkadu horribly failed in writing from the perspective of Nara Chandrababu Naidu. The author tried to project Chandrababu, but, when one reads with detail and knows other facts not mentioned in the book, one may even get negative opinion on Chandrababu Naidu. Of course, expecting him to write from the perspective of N.T.Rama Rao may be out of the question. 

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