ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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ANDHRA PRADESH-Telugu Encounters

ANDHRA PRADESH 'Telugu' Encounters K B EVERYTHlNG is Telugu in Andhra Pradesh these days. A canal proposed to be constructed to carry water from the Krishna and Penna rivers to Madras city has been named Telugu Ganga'; no matter that the eminent (but not altogether disinterested) irrigation engineer-turned-Congressman K L Rao, lias openly doubted the existence of any water at all to be carted to Madras, our southern Bhagiratha is hell-bent on digging the canal and demonstrating to the world the legendary (it is alleged) magnanimity of the Telugu nation; when the same gentleman camps at Vijayawada to conduct the first conference of his party, his thatched (but prudently well-furnished) camp house is called Telugu kutirani; and there is a threat hanging in the air that the state is going to be renamed Telugu Nadu, to rhyme with Tamil Nadu rather than Uttar Pradesh, in the interest of Dravidian solidarity.

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