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Telangana Affairs డిసెంబర్ 2, 2009

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Know more about Telangana

Swati Sharma
Express News Service: 02 Dec 2009 04:02:00 AM IST

Telangana is back as the main political discourse in the State and all those busybodies are out again in the media floating around half-baked opinions on the region’s many battles for statehood.

But it seems the burning topic has generated more than a passing interest. Readers curious of the region’s case for a Statehood are turning to the scholarly work of N Venugopal and M Bharath Bhushan titled Telangana: The State of Affairs.

The book is selling like hotcakes. “Literature on the Telangana issue in English helps reach more readers and popularises the cause among non-Telugu sections across the country and abroad,” says Naresh Kumar, publisher of Telangana: The State of Affairs.

“Sensing the widespread ignorance outside the State about the Telangana issue we sought to explain the rationale for the demand for separate Statehood in this collection of research articles on the region and literature from the area,’’ he explains.

The book is indeed a timely effort brought out by M Bharath Bhushan and N. Venugopal.

It is not only informative but also goes beyond examining the usual narratives like the merger of Telangana with Andhra Pradesh and a series of violations of safeguards reiterated in the chronology of Telangana from the Nizam period to the present, he says.

“It is an attempt to address several key issues and also raises important questions for further debate on the movement for separate Telangana,” the publisher adds.



Telangana: The State of Affairs, M Bharath Bhushan and N Venugopal, AdEd Value Ventures, Rs 250



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