Topics: Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad State, Nizam Pages: 3 (896 words) Published: August 24, 2013

Telangana is a new proposed state to be formed out of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. The city of Hyderabad would serve as the joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for ten years.[2][3] On 30 July 2013, the ruling Congress party resolved to request the Central government to make steps in accordance with the Constitution to form a separate state of Telangana (the 29th independent state of Republic of India), within a definite timeframe. The timeline for the creation of the new state involves an elaborate process, which has been allotted 122 days, or at least four months.[4] The split has to be approved by the Parliament of India before the state is officially created. Also the ongoing Samaikyandhra Movement is trying to keep the state united.


The Word "Telangana" might have been derived from Telugu which is the spoken language in this region and Telugu language is thought to have derived its name from trilinga, as in Trilinga Desa, "the country of the three lingas". According to a Hindu legend, Shiva descended as linga on three mountains namely, Kaleshwara, Shrishaila and Bhimeswara, which marked the boundaries of the Telugu country.[5][6] The term "Telangana" was designated to distinguish the Telugu region from Marathwada as part of Hyderabad State.[7]

Early Reference during Kakatiya rule
One of the earliest reference to the word Telangana can be seen from the name of Malik Maqbul, who was called Tilangani, which infers that he was from Tilangana. He was born a Hindu named Nagaya Ganna and was called Yugandhar. He was son of Dadi Nagadeva. Yugandhar was the commander of Warangal Fort (Kaṭaka pāludu in Telugu After elevation to commander status he was referred as Gannama Nayaka. After the fall of Warangal in 1323, the Kakatiya king Prataparudra and his trusted minister and commander Gannama Nayaka were captured and taken to Delhi.[9] King Prataparudra committed suicide by drowning himself in the Narmada River....
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