FORCED TO WRITE IN SAVARA LANGUAGE AS GANADYA PRAKRITI ???
Savara is a Munda Dialect.Gidugu is one of the few people to analyze Munda dialects in a scientific manner. Savara people are in Iteraya Brahmanam.
In his earlier days, Gidugu started learning the language of 'Savara' A tribe who mostly lived in Forests.He wrote books in Savara language. He opened schools with Savara as a medium of instruction and paid teachers from his own pocket. Madras government recognized his services and gave him the “Rao Bahadur” title. He studied linguistics. He spent 35 years to develop Savara Grammar book in English and Savara-English dictionary.
Gidugu also learnt the language carved on stones in Mukhalingam temple. He researched on history, mainly on Gaanga dynasty and published articles in “Indian Antiquary” and Madras Literature and Science Society Journal. After 30 years of service Gidugu took a voluntary retirement in 1911. WE ARE LUCKY His focus shifted to Modern Telugu language reformation a few years before.