Kutumba Rao had vowed to write about the life he had seen, experienced and got authentic knowledge of. Born and brought up in a middle class, tradition-bound family, Rao depicted effectively the negative and pitiable angle in the mindset of the people in the society around him. In a private conversation during 1971 at his Madras residence, he casually referred to the "extra" show of orthodoxy among certain Hindu castes and commented that revolution would reach Madras only after it becomes successful in the rest of the world. Nevertheless he was optimistic that generations to follow would be more vigilant, conscious and scientific in their thought and deed. Some of the readers rate his articles more powerful and purposeful than his stories and novels. But he did not create any spicy, "art for art's sake" literature on the issues touched in his stories or novels. His several well read novels like "Chaduvu" (education) and "Kulam leni Manishi" (casteless person) and collection of stories like "Brathuku Bhayam" (Scare of life) or Seethappa Kathalu speak of his keen observation of the middle-class life with their trials and tribulations, triumphs and weaknesses. His sense of humour and his touch of sarcasm are his own as seen in Seetappa kathalu and "Detective Chaos" episodes. Special mention should be made about his contribution to bring scientific awareness among Telugu readers. His articles on science were published for several years in various magazines. His detailed analyses of Hindu mythology were thought-provoking and his terming Ramayana as "trash" was a bold statement which shocked many-a-believer. With unswerving allegiance to rationalism and revolution aimed at transforming the socio-economic and political institution, Kutumba Rao made varied, remarkable contribution to Telugu literature during his lifetime.