Suravaram Pratap Reddy

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Suravaram Pratap Reddy is a social historian from the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, India.

His work Andhrula Saanghika Charitra is considered the best social history of the Telugus. It was first published in 1949 and has since gone through many editions. It is considered to be one of the most important twentieth century works in Telugu. It was the first Telugu book that to win the best national book award (Kendra Sahitya Academy, Puraskaram). From the 1970s onwards it was a prescribed text for the IAS, IPS civil service examinations and by the AP civil services commission.

Suravaram was arguably the most prominent Telangana intellectual of the 20th century and published many literary works including Golconda Kavula Charitra, Raamayana Visheeshaalu, Hinduvula Pandagalu, Hindava Dharma Viirulu and many short stories and poems. Golconda Kavula Charitra is a monumental work which illustrates not only the rich literary history of the Telangana region but also displays the writer’s passion for research and literary/cultural study.

He was the editor and founder of Golconda Patrika, a journal in Hyderabad State. Many of his articles appeared in journals like Sujata, Shoba, Bharati etc.

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