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Where was the first conference of Andhra Mahasabha held?

Last updated date: 20th Jun 2024
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Hint: Andhra Mahasabha was an organization originally started under the name Andhra janasangham which means Andhra people’s society. It was established in November 1921. Its main aim was to forefront people’s awareness and people’s movements among the Telugu-speaking residents of the state.

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Madapati Hanumantha Rao was the founder member of the Andhra Mahasabha and he was called as Andhra pita maha. It was in 1928 when he took the lead to form Andhra Mahasabha. First, it started with merely 12 members but when it failed to pass a resolution at Nezam’s social reforms conference in Hyderabad its members were quickly increased to about a hundred. Its first conference was held in 1930 at jogipeta in Medek district under the presidency of suravaram Pratap Reddy. This conference was held to push the social and cultural development of the people of Telangana. During this conference, the name of the Andhra janasangham was changed into the name Andhra Mahasabha. Some of the demands of the Andhra Mahasabha were: removal of untouchability, discouragement of child marriage, the medium of instruction should be Telugu, the introduction of local self-government, and the legal rights of the people should be protected. The Andhra Mahasabha in the end joined hands with the communist party of India to set in motion the Telangana revolution.

Note: The Andhra Mahila Sabha which was the women’s conference was held at the same time with Andhra Mahasabha under the presidency of Nadimpalli sudaramma.