Mancherial: Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, is documenting literature and information pertaining to Telangana movement as part of a project titled ‘Archiving the politics of bifurcation: A case study of Telangana State’. The objective of the project is to preserve details of the historical movement for future generations.
Prof Sudarshanam, project coordinator, told Telangana Today that the six-month-long project was sponsored by University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) programme of University Grants Commission (UGC). “Work on the project began in November and will end in February. The duration will be extended if required. It will be helpful for students who carry out research on the statehood movement in future,” he explained.
Any material and literature with regard to Telangana movement can be sent to: ‘[email protected]’. The information is processed and then preserved in digital format in the library of the university for the benefit of the future generations. The UoH is among 15 institutions across the country to have been selected for the UPE which funds the project, he added.
Prof I Ramabrahmam of Department of Political Science was appointed as principal investigator of the project. Dr Temaji Dongre, an alumnus of the varsity, has been chosen as research associate. Both have already begun processing the data of the movement, gathered from different sources. They are trying to collect information from persons and organisations.
Meanwhile, Osmania University has been chosen for taking up project titled ‘Material Research – Social Relevance’ under the University with Potential for Excellence programme.
Some of the varsities selected for carrying out different projects include University of Pune (Maharashtra), Jadhavpur University (Uttar Pradesh), Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi), University of Madras (Madurai) and Kamraj University (Tamil Nadu).