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Guids of Mediaeval Andhra Desa

P Chenna Reddy (Author)
Synopsis The present hook is analytical comprehensive and distinctive contribution on the guilds ;n Mediaeval Andhra Desa. Dr. Chenna Reddy has done well to choose this topic. The Rook is a pioneering attempt and lie has brought out valuable materials which throw fresh light on many hitherto less known aspects of the guilds. I he primary source of information is epigraphical and this is well supplemented by literary works as well as a careful analysis of secondary sources. In mis indepth study. Dr. Reddy begins with a very clear introductory chapter which summarises the complex history of Andhra Desa. The second chapter outlines the extent of trade in the area and, in effect, demonstrates necessity lor a strong guild structure in Andhra. The sub- sequent chapters deal with the guild itself and intricately weave both primary and secondary ounes which produce a vivid picture of the organisation, privileges, and functions, economic mobility of me guilds and their role in the agrarian, industrial and cultural spheres. The result of this effort is that the reader is unequivocally left with an understanding of the pivotal role which the guilds played in mediaeval Andhra Society. This work would become an important source of information for scholars, of interest to me general readers in a variety of disciplines associated with Indian History and Culture.
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About the author

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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Title Guids of Mediaeval Andhra Desa
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1991
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8185067708
length xv+191p., Index; 26cm.
Subjects History