Sathupati Prasanna Sree
Nari Shakti Puraskar to Sathupati Prasanna Sree on 2022
Born (1964-09-02) 2 September 1964 (age 59)
Occupation(s)Professor and Chairperson
Known for
  • Psychodynamics of the Women in the Post Modern Literature of the East and the West
  • Shades of Silence
  • Woman in the Novels of Shashi Deshpande - A Study
Academic background
Alma materSardar Patel Mahavidyalaya (PhD), Andhra University (MA), Montessori Mahila Kalasala (BA)[1][2]
Academic work
DisciplineEnglish literature, Linguistics
Sub-disciplineIndian Writing in English, British Poetry
InstitutionsAndhra University

Sathupati Prasanna Sree (born 2 September 1964)[3] is an Indian linguist.


Sree is Professor of English and Chairperson of the Board of Studies at Andhra University.[4] Throughout her career Sree has worked in preserving minority tribal languages and creating new writing systems for tribal languages within India.[5][6]

Early Life and Education

Prasanna Sree was born in 1964 in a Telugu-speaking family but discovered her own tribal roots later in life. This awareness sparked her passion for preserving marginalized languages and cultures. She earned her doctorate in English literature and went on to become a professor at Andhra University.

Work with Tribal Languages

Recognizing the threat of extinction faced by many tribal languages, Prasanna Sree dedicated her career to their documentation and revitalization. She spent years living and working with various tribal communities across Andhra Pradesh, meticulously studying their languages and cultural practices.

Sree has created writing systems for the Kupia, Koya, Língua Porja [pt], Jatapu, Konda-dora, Gadaba, Kolam, Gondi, Língua Kotia [pt], Savara, Kurru, Sugali, Língua Goudu [pt], Mukhadhora, and Rana languages.[1][7] She received the Nari Shakti Puraskar on International Women’s Day 2022 from President Ram Nath Kovind.[4]

Selected works

Sree's published writings include:


  1. ^ a b c "Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Sathupati Prasanna Sree" (PDF). Andhra University. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Professor Sathupati Prasanna Sree". LinkedIn. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  3. ^ "CV" (PDF). Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b Kainthola, Deepanshu (8 March 2022). "President Presents Nari Shakti Puraskar for the Years 2020, 2021". Tatsat Chronicle Magazine. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Language gets a new face". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Scripting it!". Yo! Vizag. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Professor Prasanna Sree". Omniglot. Retrieved 11 November 2017.