news Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | November 27, 2014 | 9:10 am IST Textbooks for undergraduate students pursuing B.A History in Telangana are all set to be revised from next year, pushing united AP’s history to the “National history” section. The “State history” section is going to pay special attention to Telangana’s folklore and culture with separate chapters on the 1969 agitation and 2009 movement for Telangana statehood. A committee comprising of faculty members from the history departments of all state universities chose the topics to be revised on Wednesday. The News Minute earlier spoke to T. Ravi, a political analyst who said "Basically, every time a new state is formed, the syllabus is revised according to the history of the new state. Telangana is no exception. It is inevitable that the syllabus is revised but the new syllabus should have an objective and positive appraisal of Telangana and should also accept that undivided AP was a part of the state’s history" Gautam Pingle, the author of "The Rise and Fall of Telangana" told The News Minute that “Just like it is important to know the history of a country, it is also important to know the history of the state.”  He also added that "The two states of Andhra and Telangana have always had their own histories and backgrounds with a part of Telangana being governed by the Nizams and AP being ruled by the Vijayanagar dynasty" Experts agreed to the fact that the syllabus should be changed but also strongly felt that Telangana should not forget the 60 years of shared history with its neighbour. This move is part of the Telangana State Council of Higher Education’s (TSCHE) plan to revise all UG textbooks to include Telangana history wherever it is applicable. 
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