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Why have Statues on Tank Bund – Hyderabad?

Terms Telangana: A separate ethnic region merged with Andhra in 1956; Seemandhra: A region carved out of Madras State in 1953; consists of areas of Coastal Andhra and Royalaseema; Andhra: Short for Seemandhra; Tank Bund: A name given to a bridge on Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad; Telangana uprising: A non-violent movement for demerger of Telangana from Andhra. It is an ongoing struggle since its merger with Andhra State in1956. —————————————————————————————————————– Why have Statues on Tank Bund? It is fairly accurate to say that Indian politicians cherish a veritable passion for erection of statues anywhere and everywhere. ┬áThis became apparent to me in my recent visit to Andhrapradesh and Rajasthan in January of this year. As I toured Rajasthan, I saw many village four-corners spruced up with statues of prominent personalities. It beats me … Read entire article »

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