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Studies in Socio-Cultural and Political History: Modern Andhra

Y. Vaikuntham (Author)
Synopsis Studies in Socio-cultural and Political History: Modern Andhra covers an important aspect of Andhra History. His book mainly deals with sources in reconstruction of History, spread of English Education, the rise of middle classes, district and caste associations consequently social reforms and political awakening has been analysed. The genesis and the work of those associations helped in bringing about radical social and political awakening thus helping the social transformation of Andhra. Gensis of Andhra Movement, the linguistic, cultural and regional identities have been well brought out in this book. Tanguturi Prakasam, who played a significant role in modern Andhra in particular, national movement in general has been covered. The ideological overtones in transforming the social and political consciousness of the people in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and fight against colonial government forms the main theme in this book.
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About the author

Y. Vaikuntham

Yallampalli Vaikuntham is a Professor of History and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He was a former Vice-Chancellor of Kakatiya University, Warangal. He has specialized in socio-economic and political History of Modern India with special reference to Andhra Pradesh, and south India. He has published 10 books which include Education and Social Change in South India: Andhra 1880-1920, (New Era Publications, Madras, 1982) and State, Economy and Social Transformation, Hyderabad State (1724-1948), (Manohar, 2002), People Movement in the Princely States, Manohar, New Delhi, 2004, Studies in Socio-Cultural and Political History: Modern Andhra (2004), Studies in Socio-Economic and Political History: Hyderabad State (2004). He is presently working on “History of Natural Resource Management in Hyderabad States: Telangana: 1724-1948”. His research papers have been published in reputed journals like Journal of Indian History, Osmania Journal of Social Sciences, Osmania Journal off Historical Research, Proceedings of Indian History Congress, South Indian History Congress and Andhra Pradesh History Congress. His papers have been published in the Proceedings International Conferences on Historical and Cultural Relations between France and India XVII-XX Centuries, The French Revolution and the Colonial South India, in the volume on Bicentenary of French Revolution, both from University De La Re Union, France. He was a General Secretary (1986-89, 1994-98) and President of South Indian History Congress (1998). He visited foreign countries like England, America, Re-union, France, Germany, Malta, Japan, Singapore, Mauritius and Nepal. He served as a member UGC Subjects Committee; Member, Indian Council of Historical Research; Member UGC visiting teams of VII, VIII and IX Plans. He was on the Board of several universities of India.

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Title Studies in Socio-Cultural and Political History: Modern Andhra
Author Y. Vaikuntham
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length x+177p., Figures; Tables; References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.
Subjects History