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The Telangana People's Movement: The Unfolding Political Culture

The Telangana people's movement for a separate state is rooted in a historical context, which includes a developmental model pursued by the ruling classes both in Andhra Pradesh and the centre. The widening of regional disparities and reckless urbanisation of some areas resulting in imbalanced and unplanned growth are a consequence of the policies of this model. The ongoing movement in Telangana attempts to resolve such contradictions through the formation of a separate state. Interestingly this phase of the separate state agitation has developed an unique political form - betrayed as it feels by the intrigue and opportunism of mainstream political parties.

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The Telangana People’s Movement: The Unfolding Political Culture

G Haragopal

The Telangana people’s movement for a separate state is rooted in a historical context, which includes a developmental model pursued by the ruling classes both in Andhra Pradesh and the centre. The widening of regional disparities and reckless urbanisation of some areas resulting in imbalanced and unplanned growth are a consequence of the policies of this model. The ongoing movement in Telangana attempts to resolve such contradictions through the formation of a separate state. Interestingly this phase of the separate state agitation has developed an unique political form – betrayed as it feels by the intrigue and opportunism of mainstream political parties.

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