Telangana Charitra—Samskruthi Rashtra Avatharana Udyamaalu is a history of Telangana from the earliest times to the formation of the state.
The formation of the new state has led to public debate about its identity and distinctiveness, and has generated interest in its history and culture. Told in simple and accessible language, the book brings to the reader, the rich legacy of a newly emergent state.
Telangana Charitra is the first rigorous academic work to be published on the history of Telangana. It provides a comprehensive account of the evolution of the polity, society, economy, religion and culture of the region. It covers the ancient, medieval and modern history, and the culture of the region from the earliest times to 2014, when Telangana was formed.
The syllabus of the competitive examinations includes the history and culture of the region, thus making this text a must-read for those taking the examinations. The author has taken care to organize the themes chronologically and systematically, making it easy for students to grasp the subject. Twenty-four colour photographs add rich value to the book. Additionally, the book includes seven maps which enable readers to quickly grasp the important historical, cultural and geographical concepts outlined by the author.
The contents of the book include: Introduction; Prehistory; Satavahanas; Ikshvakus; Vishnukundins; Chalukyas; Kakatiyas; Nayakas (Musunuru and Padmanayakas); Asaf Jahis; Socio-Economic and Political Awakening in Telangana; Freedom Struggle in Telangana; Formation of Andhra Pradesh; Separate Telangana Movement, Phase I, and Separate Telangana Movement, Phase II.
Adapa Satyanaryana is Professor(retired), department of history, Osmania University.
Dyavanapalli Satyanarayana is teaching in the Osamania University, History Department.