About Us

MaNaSu (Mannam Narasimham Subbamma) Foundation was started in 2006 by three brothers Mr. Mannam Venkata Rayudu (Popular as Manasu Rayudu), the eldest, a Bangalore-based Electronics Engineer and Businessman, Dr.Gopicahand Mannam, a well-known cardiac surgeon and Managing Director, Star Hospitals, Hyderabad and also well-known for his philanthropic activities especially in the areas of Medical Care through  Hrudaya Foundation and their younger cousin  Dr. Mannam Chandra Mouli, a reputed journalist and book publisher and one of the leading team members of TV 9 Telugu.

The aims of the Foundation are two-fold:

  1. To bring out the complete works of great writers of Telugu to the new breed of readers and thus preserve the valuable treasure of the writings for the generations to come. The complete works of these writers will be available in a chronological order to help a better insight into the writings of the authors who had attained an iconic status in Telugu literature during their lifetime.
  2. To translate the books in other languages into Telugu which reflect the social reality and culture of Telugu people of pre 19th century Andhra Pradesh.

In fulfilling the above goals MaNaSu has already brought out the complete works of Rachakonda Viswanatha Sastry, Kalipatnam Rama Rao, SriSri, Beenadevi, Gurajada Appa rao, Patanjali, Jashuva and Sripada. More works to be followed.

In order to achieve the 2nd goal, MaNaSu has brought the translation of ‘While Sowing Sandals…Tales of a Telugu Pariah Tribe’, written by Emma Rauschenbusch-clough, a 19th century sociological work which throws light on the lives of Madiga community around Ongole. The second book, ‘The Biography of Sir Arthur Cotton’ written by his daughter Lady Hope which was translated into Telugu by the well-known writer Kavana Sarma has been published.

40 thoughts on “About Us

  1. I am overwhelmed at the noble thought and deed of mana manasu foundation. I am proud that i too have given some of my stories. Still some part is left. Appreciate if the remaining is also taken and preserved. with rgds.GSS

  2. Sir, I have gone through the details of your foundation, and I appreciate the laudable efforts of your brothers through the foundation. Not only did you make your parents’ name and fame permanent with your Logo ‘MANASU’ but also making a permanent footprint in the history of Telugu literature, by reviving the writings of great writers and through translations into Telugu. Hats off to your self-less service.

  3. I would like to know the price of SRIPADA SARVALABHYA RACHANALA SANKALANAM, which i have red in Andhra Jyothi. Pleaae let me know, i would like to have. Thanks and regards. KISHORE MUJUMDAR, ANEKAL TOWN, BANGALORE 09886919587

  4. Manasu Foundation what about that.
    ఈ Foundation గురించి నాకు ఏమీ తెలియదు సార్. దయఉంచి తేలియచేయగాలరు.

  5. I am a journalist based in Hyderabad. I am interested in buying the complete works of Rachakonda Viswanatha Sastry brought out by you. Please advise me about the procedure.

    Awaiting your response

    Suresh Dharur

  6. i knew Gopichad’s father ! recently I came to know more about their work ! I feel proud of their work . గోపీచంద్ నాన్న గి గినా

  7. చాలా గొప్ప పని చేస్తున్నారు. మీకు మా అభినందనలు….

  8. I purchased pathanjali sahityam. I want to purchase all the remaining books. Can you please send me a complete list of books and prices.

  9. It is a very interesting foundation. I am interested in
    reading such Telugu books.

    I am a resident of Bangalore for the last 40 years.

  10. మీరు , మనసు ద్వారా చేస్తున్న సాహితి కృషి , సేవ ఎంతగానో కొనియాడతగ్గవి . అభినందనలు . భావి తరాలవారికి స్పూర్తిగా నిలచారు . ధన్యజీవులు మీరు . గురుజాడలు , పతంజలి , బీనాదేవి ,శ్రీపాద , మొదలగు మనసు ప్రచురణలు , రాయుని కీర్తిని చరిత్ర పుటల్లో శాశ్విత మై నిలుపుతుంది .
    అక్షర సత్యం ఇది . N.K.Babu. vizianagaram. 9440343479.

  11. The exemplary work your foundation does is remarkable. Telugu literary world is indebted to you Rayudu Garu. I feel it as a privilege to interact with you this morning at your office.
    Rtd additional director general Doordarshan

  12. Sir,my suresh kumar from srikakulam,we are runing a small refarance library on viswa vignana pustaka nilayam at srikakulam,we requested to present a set of published books by your foundation.8341081855

  13. Hello sir/madam, I am K. Samuel Moses Srinivas from Madras Christian College, Chennai. I am working as Asst Professor in English Literature and also pursuing my PhD from Madras University. My thesis is on Telugu movies. I would like to visit the foundation. I would also like to whether I can buy as well as borrow books from your foundation. I would be much obliged if you can guide me on this.
    Thank you

  14. Hi,
    I wish to donate a book titled “Sripada subramanyam Kathalu” set of four Volumes to a School Library. Please intimate the cost of the book and best possible discount.

  15. దయచేసి మీ మనసు ఫౌండేషన్ ద్వారా ప్రచురితమైన పుస్తకాల జాబితా తెలియపరచగలరు. భవదీయుడు – మాదనారుణ

  16. చాలా మంచిపని చేస్తున్నారు. మిమ్ములను మనస్పూర్తిగా అభినందిస్తున్నాను.
    జి .చెన్నకేశవ రెడ్డి

  17. Respected sirs ,
    very glad to inform you, that you are do a good job , with your foundation.
    నమస్కారం , మీ సంస్థ ద్వారా మీరు సాహిత్యానికి చేస్తున్న సేవలు ,ప్రసంసనియం , మీకు ఇంత గొప్ప “మనసు ” వుండడం , తెలుగు సాహిత్య లోకం చేసుకున్న అదృష్తం . మికూ , మీ “మనసు”కు ప్రణామాలు
    భవదీయుడు N. K. BABU., VIZIANAGARAM. 8 9 7 7 7 3 2 6 1 9 ./ 9 4 4 0 3 4 3 4 7 9.

  18. This is a laudable effort.
    I just saw a write-up on your foundation and its effort digitize texts.
    This is a stupendous task worthy of emulation by others who have the wherewith all to contribute to the preservation of a language and culture.

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