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In: Grass-Roots Democracy in India and China: The Right to Participate

Chapter 15: Grass-roots Democracy: The Working of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Andhra Pradesh

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Grass-roots Democracy: The Working of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Andhra Pradesh
Grass-roots democracy: The working of panchayati raj institutions in Andhra Pradesh
G.Haragopal and G.Sudarshanam
Introduction

Andhra Pradesh is one of the largest states in the Indian Union. It comprises the Telugu-speaking people who were one of the earliest to demand a linguistic state as they were separated and put under two different political systems—the Andhra region under colonial rule and the Telangana region under feudal princely rule in the eighteenth century (1776). The separate existence for about two centuries left its own impact on these two regions. It was only in 1956 that the two regions were merged to form the present state of Andhra Pradesh. This merger was based on the assumption that language constitutes one ...

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