Telangana People's Struggle and Its Lessons

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Foundation Books, 1972 - History - 592 pages
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Sri Putchalapalli Sundarayya (1 May 1913 - 19 May 1985) was a renowned national liberation fighter. He was one of the founders of the Communist Movement in India and an indefatigable fighter for the rights of toiling masses of India. He led the glorious Telangana peasant armed struggle in the 1940s against the despotic rule of Nizam of Hyderabad and liberated many from the shackles of servitude under Vetti. Sundarayya provides a detailed description of the intricacies - both decision-making and the execution of plans by the various guerilla squads. The book provides a ringside view of the movement of squads, the network of communications and the police terror. It highlights the movement, the years in the forests fighting the Nizam's forces and then the Indian army. It provides a wealth of detail and any account of the Telengana struggle is incomplete without reference to this authoritative work.

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The naive and pathetic Seemandhras and the fraud Nizam-Telanganites must read this book by Puchalapalli Sundarayya of Nellore, the stalwart and the leader of the Telangana Rebellion. This book shows the contribution of people of Kadapa, Guntur, Krishna, Godavari and other Andhra districts to the Rebellion. The seemandhras gave their lives for the movement against Nizam though it was not their problem. Madapati Hanumantha Rao and other Andhra stalwarts only thought about Telugu people as one, that is why they formed the Andhra Mahasabha and educated the masses and helped the mean people of Nizam-Telangana. This is an eye-opener which the Seemandhra will never read and Nizam-Telangana people will never behave even after reading. The 15 Years (1999-2014) of fraud Telangana Statehood Movement is the biggest lie of the 20th and 21st century of the entire Indian politics. 

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This is one of best book which portrays the inside of Telangana.
It is a must book to read to know the strugle of Telangana.


Hyderabad Stateits SocioPolitical Background
The Peasant Upsurge and Communist Party
Armed Resistance Movement Against Nizam and Razakars
Telangana Peoples Armed Liberation Struggle Against Nizam
Entry of Indian Army and Immediately After
Terror Regime and Resistance
The Krishna Forest Nallamala Region
The Godavari Forest Region
Movement in Cities and of the Working Class
Struggle Inside Jails
Women in the Telangana Movement
Withdrawal of Telangana Armed Partisan Resistance
Appendix I
Appendix II
Appendix III

Actions of Guerrilla Squads
Peoples Upsurge in Karimnagar and other New Areas
Appendix IV

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