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From its inception to the struggle for Telangana: History of Osmania University as it turns 100 ఏప్రిల్ 26, 2017

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The University was first set up in 1917, under the rule of Nizam Osman Ali Khan.

Nitin B., The NEWS Minute, April 25, 2017

The year was 1917, and Sir Akbar Hydari, who was then the Home Secretary to the Hyderabad State Government under Nizam Osman Ali Khan, submitted a memorandum to the then Education Minister of the state.

The memorandum emphasised the need to establish a University in Hyderabad, with ‘Urdu’ as the medium of instruction “as it is the language of the widest currency in India, official language of the State, and it is a language which is understood by a vast majority of the population of the State.”

Osmania University (Wikipedia Commons CC-SA N Subbaiah) a

The memorandum had come at a time when several people, especially intellectuals, were thinking about ways to cater to the interest for higher education, which had grown in the state.

Taking the memorandum into consideration, the Nizam issued a ‘firman’, or order, on April 26, 1917, to establish a university in Hyderabad.

A 100 years later, the Osmania University in Hyderabad is all set to host its centenary celebrations. (మరింత…)


Remembering Guda Anjanna, Signature Song of Telangana Dalit Revolution – Karthik Navayan జూన్ 24, 2016

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Remembering Guda Anjanna – The signature song of Telangana’s Dalit Revolution
Karthik Navayan, June 23, 2016 Round Table India

The first time I heard about Guda Anjanna (1 November 1955 – 21 June 2016), through my classmate and Anjanna’s nephew (brother’s son) Guda Rajendar, in 1989, when I was studying in 8th class. Anjanna belongs to Lingapur village of Dandepally Mandal in Adilabad District. At the time, I was studying in the Dandepally social welfare hostel, and Anjanna’s nephew Guda Rajendar was my classmate. Anjanna had two more well-educated brothers I knew at the time. Anjanna’s elder brother, Dr Guda Chandraiah (MBBS), was a Dalit leader and activist too. Later, after I left hostel, I heard that Dr Chandraiah died at an young age. Guda Shanthaiah, Guda Anjanna’s younger brother was also a poet and songwriter; he too died at a very young age. I saw all of the three brothers of Guda family in my student life. They were all inspiring people.


e-Resource Centre for TSPSC in Telangana University జనవరి 10, 2016

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Telangana University opens e-resource centre for TSPSC exams

P Ram Mohan, The Hindu, Nizamabad, January 10, 2016

V-C has given green signal to purchase any number of books required by students, says Registrar

Dozens of coaching centres have emerged across the district with a series of notifications coming for recruitment of various jobs in the State government. Aspirants of jobs are thronging coaching centres and libraries for serious preparation.

They, however, seem to be struggling to find relevant syllabus in books and magazine available at the libraries. They find it difficult to get authentic information on Telangana politics, economics, culture and festivals, geography, general history, and history of the 60-year-old agitation for separate Statehood and also on current affairs.

The market is flooded with books written by several writers, but aspirants do not feel satisfied with the contents in them. They have been waiting for the books written by eminent writers being published by the Telugu Academy. Meanwhile, coaching centres are searching for senior faculty members and experts in general studies to engage them in their centres. (మరింత…)

Telangana movement & State formation – V Prakash జనవరి 10, 2016

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Book on Telangana movement and State formation released
Special correspondent, The Hindu, 4 January, 2016

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao released a book titled “Telangana Udyamala Charitra – Rashtra Avirbhavam” (history of Telangana movements and State formation) written by V. Prakash, founder of Acharya Jayashankar Study Centre and political analyst.

Advisor to Government K.V. Ramanachary, Minister G. Jagadish Reddy, State Planning Board Vice Chairman S. Niranjan Reddy, legislators K. Prabhakar Reddy and Palla Rajeshwar Reddy and family members of Mr. Prakash were present on the occasion. Complimenting Mr. Prakash for penning the book, the Chief Minister said it was a great attempt to compile the history of Telangana movement. (మరింత…)

TSPSC Syllabus of Paper VI: Telangana Movement & State Formation సెప్టెంబర్ 1, 2015

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I. The idea of Telangana (1948-1970)

1. Historical Background: Telangana as a distinctive cultural unit in Hyderabad Princely State, its geographical, cultural, socio, political and economic features- People of Telangana- castes, tribes, religion, arts, crafts, languages, dialects, fairs, festivals and important places in Telangana. Administration in Hyderabad Princely State and Administrative Reforms of Salar Jung and Origins of the issue of Mulkis-Non-Mulkis; Employment and Civil Services Rules under Mir Osman Ali Khan, VII Nizam’s Farman of 1919 and Definition of Mulki – Establishment of Nizam’s Subjects League known as the Mulki League 1935 and its Significance; Merger of Hyderabad State into Indian Union in 1948; Employment Policies under Military Rule and Vellodi,1948-52; Violation of Mulki-Rules and Its Implications.

2. Hyderabad State in Independent India– Formation of Popular Ministry under Burgula Ramakrishna Rao and 1952 Mulki-Agitation; Demand for Employment of Local people and City College Incident, Its importance. Justice Jagan Mohan Reddy Committee Report, 1953 – Initial debates and demand for Telangana State-Reasons for the Formation of States Reorganization Commission (SRC) under Fazal Ali in 1953-Main Provisions and Recommendations of SRC-Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s views on SRC and smaller states.

3. Formation of Andhra Pradesh, 1956: Gentlemen’s Agreement – its Provisions and Recommendations; Telangana Regional Committee, Composition, Functions and Performance – Violation of Safeguards, Migration from Coastal Andhra Region and its Consequences; Post-1970 Development Scenario in Telangana- Agriculture, Irrigation, Power, Education, Employment, Medical and Health etc.

4. Violation of Employment and Service Rules: Origins of Telangana Agitation– Protest in Kothagudem and other places, Fast unto Death by Ravindranath; 1969 Agitation for Separate Telangana. Role of Intellectuals, Students, Employees in Jai Telangana Movement.

5. Formation of Telangana Praja Samithi and Course of Movement – the Spread of Telangana Movement- Major Events, Leaders and Personalities- All Party Accord – Go 36 – Suppression of Telangana Movement and its Consequences-The Eight Point and Five-Point Formulas-Implications.

II. Mobilisational phase (1971 -1990)

1. Court Judgements on Mulki Rules- Jai Andhra Movement and its Consequences– Six Point Formula 1973, and its Provisions; Article 371-D, Presidential Order, 1975-Officers (Jayabharat Reddy) Committee Report- G.O. 610 (1985); its Provisions and Violations- Reaction and Representations of Telangana Employees (మరింత…)

Digitisation of land records in Telangana సెప్టెంబర్ 1, 2015

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Telangana to digitise land records in 7 districts

The Hindu, Hyderabad, September 1, 2015

Centre to share Rs. 120 cr. of the Rs. 150-cr. project. The government is finalising the agency by inviting tenders and, thereafter, survey would be launched, a senior official said.

In one of the first Centrally-sponsored projects, the Telangana government is set to digitise land records in seven districts of the State to settle long-pending land disputes at a cost of Rs. 150 crore, of which the Central share is Rs. 120 crore.

The project was sanctioned for districts other than Hyderabad and Nizamabad under the National Land Records Management Project with the task of surveying lands, updating records and digitising the same.

The government is finalising the agency by inviting tenders and, thereafter, survey would be launched, a senior official said. In Nizamabad, the records are already digitised and updated under the Bhoo Bharati scheme, also sponsored by the Centre. However, Hyderabad was kept out of the project as it would require a different strategy for implementation. (మరింత…)

Telangana became a reality- JBS Umanadh డిసెంబర్ 30, 2014

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Struggle bears fruit, Telangana is reality
J B S Umanadh, December 29, 2014, DHN

The year 2014 saw the birth of 29th state of India created by dividing the first linguistic state of Andhra Pradesh into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The decade long struggle of the people of Telangana under the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) banner finally succeeded and the state was born on June 2.

In the general elections that followed the passage of the AP Reorganisation Bill, 2014, two regional parties, TRS and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) wiped out Congress and secured power in both the states. The angry voters of the residual AP state ensured all Congress candidates were defeated and Y S Jaganmohan Reddy’s YSRC party had to sit in the Opposition.

The acrimony between Telugu speaking people which was portrayed by the former Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal’s pepper spray act in the Parliament continued throughout the year even after division of the state. Both the Chief Ministers won’t see eye to eye on several issues, including the division of assets, and liabilities, employees, water, revenue and power. (మరింత…)

Telangana History 1947 to 2014: G Vijay Kumar డిసెంబర్ 29, 2014

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 1969, Andhra, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, movement, Mulki, regionalism, Settler, Telangana, Telugu (తెలుగు).
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అతిథిలా వచ్చిపోలేదు!
-గటిక విజయ్‌ కుమార్, నమస్తే తెలంగాణ December 30, 2014

రైలులో ప్రయాణం చేస్తుంటే.. చెట్లు, గుట్టలు, స్టేషన్లు వెనక్కి ఉరుకుతుంటయ్. మనకన్నా ముందున్న ఆకారాలు క్షణాల్లోనే వెనకబడుతుంటయ్. మనం దిగాల్సిన స్టేషన్ ఒక్కటే మనతో పాటు కొద్ది సేపు ఉంటది, అది మన గమ్యస్థానం కాబట్టి. కాలం కూడా అంతే.. క్షణాలు, నిమిషాలు, గంటలు, రోజులు, నెలలు, సంవత్సరాలు.. వెనకబడిపోతున్నయ్. వాటిని నెట్టేసుకుంటూ, మనమే ముందుకు ఉరుకుతున్నమ్. ఇప్పుడు 2014 వంతు. మరొక్క రోజులో దీని ఆయుష్షు కూడా తీరుతున్నది. ఈ ఏడాది చరిత్రలో భాగమైపోతున్నది. కానీ ఈ ఏడాది.. మన స్టేషన్ లాగానే మనతోనే ఉండిపోతది.

కాలాన్ని క్రీస్తు జనానికి ముందు, క్రీస్తు జననానికి తర్వాత అని లెక్కవేసినట్లే, తెలంగాణ చరిత్ర గమనాన్ని 2014కు ముందు, ఆ తర్వాత అని లెక్కిస్తారు. భవిష్యత్ చరిత్రలో ఇప్పటి వర్తమానానికి చాలా ప్రాముఖ్యం ఉంటది. ఈ ఏడాది తెలంగాణ ప్రజలకు సంబంధించి ఓ సాదాసీదా కాలం కాదు. ఈ ఏడాదికున్న ప్రత్యేకత.. గత ఏడాదిలతో పోల్చి చూస్తే మరింత స్పష్టంగా కనిపిస్తుంది. తెలంగాణ చరిత్ర పేజీలు తిరగేస్తే.. కనిపించేదంతా చీకటే. దాదాపు వందేళ్ళ చరిత్ర అంతా బాధలు, కన్నీళ్లు, పోరాటాలు,బలిదానాలు, అవమానాలు. ఏ ఒక్క ఏడాది కూడా మొత్తంగా తెలంగాణ ప్రజలకు సంతృప్తిని, సంతోషాన్ని కలిగింగలేదు.

1947.. దేశ స్వాతంత్యసాధన సంవత్సరం. భారతదేశ ప్రజలందరూ సంబుర పడ్డారు. కానీ తెలంగాణ ఆ సంబురంలో భాగంగా లేదు. తన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రాంతాల్లో మువ్వన్నెల జెండా ఎగిరినా ఇక్కడ అనిశ్చితి ఉంది. రేపటి గురించి స్పష్టత లేదు.

1948.. హైదరాబాద్ స్టేట్‌ను భారత్‌లో కలిపిన ఏడాది. విముక్తా? విద్రోహమా? ఇప్పటికీ క్లారిటీ లేదు. నిజాం నిర్బంధం నుంచి విముక్తి కలిగిందని కొందరు సంతోషపడ్డారు. స్వతంత్ర ప్రతిపత్తి కోల్పోయామని కొందరు బాధపడ్డారు. అసలు ఏం జరుగుతున్నదో తెలియక ముందే, భవిష్యత్ పరిణామాల పై అంచనా కుదరకముందే అంతా జరిగిపోయింది. భారతదేశం తెలంగాణను కలుపుకున్నది. ఇది జరిగి 66ఏండ్లు గడిచినా.. జరిగింది విద్రోహమో, విలీన మో, విముక్తో స్పష్టతలేదు. మొట్టమొదలే సైనిక పాలన అమలయింది. భారత్ లో విలీనమైతే ప్రజలు స్వాతత్య్రం పొందుతారని ప్రచారం జరిగినా, చివరికి నిర్బంధ సైనిక పాలనే దిక్కయింది. (మరింత…)

TDP promises BC as CM of Telangana- Chandrababu Naidu మార్చి 17, 2014

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Naidu promises BC as CM of T-State
Staff Reporter, The Hindu, Khammam March 16, 2014

Vows to keep “feudal elements” at bay in Telangana

Describing Khammam district as the nerve centre of freedom struggle and spirited mass movements against oppression, Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu vowed to employ social engineering to usher in “social Telangana” for keeping the “feudal elements” at bay in Telangana region.

Mr. Naidu addressed a well attended public meeting titled Praja Garjana, the first in the series of election meetings planned by the party in Telangana, here on Saturday night.

The TDP has a proven track record in upholding social justice and empowering weaker sections, he said, recalling that it was the party founder N T Rama Rao who abolished the Patwari and Patel system to end feudal regime. (మరింత…)

Telugu Identity and Telugu States మార్చి 17, 2014

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Mere paas talli hai
Priyanka Kotamraju, Business Line, March 10, 2014

The bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh will do little for Telugu identity

Games for a slice of the re-organised Andhra Pradesh pie have begun. But the battle of sub-regional identities has come to a dead end. The separation of Andhra Pradesh is not a triumph of the Telangana identity over the Telugu one; it is a case of one having an unambiguous definition, the other escaping it altogether. The construction of the Telugu identity has largely been neglected, shaped most recognisably by the Maa Telugu Talli (Our Telugu mother) anthem that has found resonance more often in school assemblies than in defining Telugu pride. Arguably, the Telugu Desam Party’s origin and rise in the eighties and nineties was the last public assertion of Telugu pride. On the other hand, Gadar’s rousing ballads, to name just one cultural strand, have invoked powerful sentiments to build a Telangana identity. (మరింత…)