IAS, B M Dutt Ekka, Releases a Book on “Telangana-Land & People-Volume II”
(Judicial Quest News Network)
Benhur Mahesh Dutt Ekka, IAS, DG, Dr MCR HRD Institute& Principal Secretary to Govt. of Telangana “released a book, entitled, “Telangana-Land & People, Vol II, from 1323 CE to 1724 CE”. The book has been authored by Dr AK Goel, IAS (Retd.), former Advisor to Government of Telangana, Professor Rekha Pande former Head, Department of History & Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Hyderabad, Dr Ravulapati Madhavi, Associate Professor of Law &Head, Centre for Public Administration at DR MCR HRD Institute, and Dr Zareena Parveen, Director, Telangana State Archives & Research Centre.
Speaking on this occasion, Sri Benhur Ekka, IAS stated that Dr MCR HRD Institute is not confined merely to imparting training. “The Institute is equally committed to carry out research and publish books on different aspects of Telangana”, he said and added that the book on Telangana-Land & People, Volume II, would be greatly instrumental in sharpening the understanding of the Telanganites, from across the globe, about their magnificent history and glorious culture. Sri Benhur Ekka, IAS thanked Hon’ble CM Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao for providing generous grants to the Centre for Telangana Studies at the Institute for undertaking a number of initiatives in the domain of training, research, publications, etc.
Anita Rajendra, IAS, Additional Director General of the Institute said that one of the hallmarks of the history of Telangana region is the positive and proactive role played by women in different dynasties during the period covered by the book.
Dr AK Goel, IAS (Retd.) stated that Dr MCR HRD Institute has been conducting a series of training programs on Telangana Orientation for employees of Telangana State. “The book on Telangana-Land & People will be of great help in creating wider awareness about the inspiring history and rich culture of Telangana State”, he added.
Professor Rekha Pande underlined the need for publishing as many books as possible on different facets of the history of Telangana, which was grossly neglected in the united Andhra Pradesh.
Dr Ravulapati Madhavi stated that even though the rulers were Muslims during 1323 CE to 1724 CE, they gave equal respect to the personal laws of both Hindus and Muslims and the administration of justice was according to their sentiments.
Dr. Zareena Parveen, Director, Telangana State Archives & Research Centre and Supriya Bhale rao of Books line Publishing House, also spoke on this occasion.
The function was attended by distinguished invitees, including eminent Civil Servants of Telangana State. Dr Ak Goel, IAS (Retd) proposed a vote of thanks. Dr Ravulapati Madhavi conducted proceedings of the function.