HYDERABAD: Four books on Telangana culture, history and literature were released at a function held here today.
The function was organised by Telangana Jagruti, founded by TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao’s daughter Kavita, which aims to preserve, protect and promote the Telangana culture, history and literature.
Speaking on the occasion, Konda Lakshman Bapuji, veteran leader who participated in the Telangana armed struggle, said Telangana had its own culture and history and the people of the region must stand up to protect it.
He urged the government to set up a museum on Telangana to showcase and preserve the culture of the region, and offered to donate Rs 1 crore if the a museum was named after him.
Bapuji released the first volume and veteran journalist ABK Prasad the second of `Nizam Rashtrandhra Mahasabhalu’ written by K Jitendra Babu, a wellknown historian.
Filmmaker B Narsing Rao released a revised edition of Suravaram Pratap Reddy’s `Golkonda Kavula Sanchika’ while former director of archaeology and museums VV Krishna Sastry released Perambudur Jaikishan’s book `Iron and Steel Industry in Northern Telangana’.
Director of archaeology and museums P Chenna Reddy, historian Eemani Shivanagi Reddy, V Suresh Kumar of Nizam College and Ravi Prakash of TV 9 spoke.