Telangana, a state in south central India

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Telangana

Telangana is a state recently created in the Indian confederation since it dates from 2014. On June 2 of this year, Telangana was separated from Andhra Pradesh. The agreement recording the creation of Telangana stipulated that Hyderabad would temporarily remain the capital of the two states, but that within 10 years, a new capital would be designated for Andhra Pradesh. This new capital is Amavarati, Hyderabad remaining that of Telangana.

Telangana has nearly 36 million inhabitants.

 

History of Telangana

 

A long series of Hindu dynasties succeeded each other in the territory occupied by Telangana from the domination by the Maurya Empire in the 4th century BC until the arrival of the Muslims at the beginning of the 14th century.

As elsewhere in India, Muslim troops took power and the region came under the rule of the Sultanate of Delhi, then that of Bahmani.

The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb invaded the region towards the end of the 17th century.

The end of the 18th century will see the arrival of the British, and the state of Hyderabad became a princely state, subservient to British power.

A natural disaster occurred in 1787. Terrible floods claimed the lives of more than 20,000 inhabitants. A deadly plague followed.

 

Independence

 

The British withdrew from India in 1947, and the Nizam of Hyderabad refused to merge with the Indian Union and wanted to retain its independence. A military operation decided otherwise in 1948.

A major revolution led by the Communist Party took place between 1946 and 1951.

An agreement was signed in 1956 merging Telangana and Andhra to form Andhra Pradesh.

This agreement was very badly digested by the inhabitants of Telangana and major incidents occurred between 1969 and 2009. The movement for the creation of the new Telangana state gained momentum and culminated in 2014, not without significant clashes and demonstrations led by the people of Andhra following the first announcement of separation in 2009.

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