Origin of Telugu Literature
I am not sure of the origin of telugu language. But all of our south indian languages are derived from a common language called "DRAVIDA", but luckily telugu is the sweetest language out of them. That way people say it "italian of the east"( ref: sir C.P.Brown).Telugu literature was started in 11th century by the great person named " NANNAYYA". He was the first person who gave life to our telugu literature first time. He put his efforts to write " maha bharatam" in telugu. Before that there is no single telugu literature. So we can say telugu literature stated in 11th century.