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Recent Trends in Historical Studies (Festschrift to Professor Ravula Soma Reddy)

P. Chenna Reddy (Editor) A. Satyanarayana (Editor)
Synopsis The volume is felicitate Prof. Ravula Soma Reddy, by two of his Ekalavya students of Prof. Ravula. Soma Reddy. During his career in the Dept. of History, Ormania University, Hyderabad, he has rendered yeomen service both as an academician, researcher, teacher as well as an administrator. The papers in this Volume written by distinguished scholars highlight the warmth of affection they hold towards Prof. Ravula Soma Reddy. A long cherished wish of the Editors was to present a volume of essays written to felicitate him. The articles 47 in number are arranged in six sections thematically and chronologically. Section I - Society and Culture-contains 5 papers dealing with medieval and modern periods. Section II - Religion and Philosophy carries six papers which dealt with various facets of religion-Hindu, Buddhist and Christian. Section III - Economy-contains 11 papers dealing with the nature of economic changes during medieval and modern periods. Section IV - Administration and Polity-Consists of 8 papers. They dealt with various aspects of polity and administration during modern period-Princely states, freedom struggle, state policy during British period, press and its role in vernacular literature, Ambedkar's philosophy etc., Section V- Archaeology, Art and Architecture contains 10 papers, dealing with the multifaceted aspects of Art, Architecture, Prehistory, Buddhist Art and Iconography etc. Section VI- Historiography-contains 5 papers, which deal with folklore in the local histories of Temples, private ownership of land and disputes in medieval period, Mughal and Persian documents and their significance etc in this volume. This Volume will prove indispensable to scholars and students of Indian History, and book will be useful addition to all libraries interested in the political history, administration, social, economic, anthropological and sociological studies in India and also to a general reader.
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About the authors

P. Chenna Reddy

Dr. Pedarapu Chenna Reddy (Born in 1959) got his Post Graduate Degree (1984) from S.K. University, Aanantapur, M.Phil. (1986), Ph.D. (1988) and P.G. Diploma in Epigraphy (1988) from S.V. University, Tirupati and P.G. Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management (2001) from Andhra University, Waltair. His book Guilds in Medieval Andhra Desa was widely acclaimed by the academicians and students alike. Dr. Reddy has to his credit more than 42 research papers on various aspects of ancient, medieval and modern history published in National and International Journals, Felicitation and Commemorative volumes. He is the life member of Indian History Congress, South Indian History Congress, A.P. History Congress, Epigraphical Society of India, Numismatic Society of South India, Andhra Pradesh Janapada Sahitya Samiti, Piligrimage Society of India, Folklore Society of South Indian Languages, Ropckart Society of India, world Telugu Federation etc. He has attended the annual sessions of these and various other professional bodies and presented research Indian History Congress and presently Joint Secretary of South Indian History Congress & A.P. History Congress. He was the district Chariman and President of Lions Club International (324 D3), Vice-President Indian Red Cross Society, Srisailam. 17 M. Phil's, and 2 Ph.D. Degrees were awarded under his guidance and 5 Ph.D’s are in advanced stage of completion. He is an active Social and academic worker and is instrumental in establishing in Government Degree College and Dr. Ambedkar Open University Study Centre in the Srisailam Project for the poor, dalilt and tribal people. He received several felicitations, and awards such as Global Telugus Glory award (1995); Sahiti Sarswati Siripi anjaneyulu State award (1999); Best Teacher Award by Bandaru Sarojini Devi Memorial Foundation (2000). Moreover, his Bio-data was published in Who is who in the world and V.I.P.'s of A.P. International (1995-96).

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A. Satyanarayana

Dr. Adapa Satyanarayana passed M.A. in History from Osmania University in 1976 and did his M.Phil at the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, New Delhi in 1979. He obtained Ph.D. degree in 1983 from South Asia Institute of Heidelberg, University, Germany. after his return to India, he had joined the History Department of Osmania University as a Lecturer in March 1984. In January 2000 he was promoted as a Professor. Presently he is the Head, Department of History, Osmania University. Prof. Satyanarayana was awarded prestigious fellows like Nehru Memorial Museum (1991-92) the Japan Foundation (1995-96) the German Academic Exchange Fellowship (1996-97) the Visiting Fellowship of the International Institute of Asia Studies, The Netherlands (1998-99) etc. He has been actively engaged in post-doctoral reserach and published more than two dozen articles in National and International Journals as well as attended many seminars. He is currently working on the social history of Dalit-bahujan castes / communities of Modern Andhra Pradesh.

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Title Recent Trends in Historical Studies (Festschrift to Professor Ravula Soma Reddy)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189131028
length xxx+290p., Tables; Plates; Figures; Reference; References; Glossary; Index; 29cm.
Subjects History