The Formation and History of Telangana: A Collection of Nine Critical Essays
Author: Gautam Pingle
Publisher: Orient BlackSwan
Date: 26 April 2021
No. of Pages: 304
Genre: History, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, and Archival Studies.
Price: £21.99 / $35.95
The creation of a separate state of Telangana was the culmination of the aspirations of its people. Although much has been written on the reasons for this popular aspiration for statehood, its historical roots have remained unclear. The Formation and History of Telangana fills this gap by identifying the causes and events that led to the formation of the state.
The essays study the origins and growth of the Kakatiya empire, the foundational dynasty on which Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were built, and its two defining elements: the feudal structure and the rule of the Kakatiya feudal elite. The critical issue of land tax in South India, agricultural productivity and income, and wealth and taxation in Telangana for over 700 years, are also explored.
Gautam Pingle is Dean of Studies and Head of the Center for Telangana Studies at the MCR HRD Institute of Telangana, Hyderabad.