SOCIAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH
i.SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH
The Satavahanas and their contribution – social structure – Ikshvakus andtheir cultural contribution; Buddhism and Jainism ; The Eastern Chalukyasof Vengi – their socio-cultural contribution – growth of Telugu language &Literature.
Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhra Desha between first andfifteenth centuries of the Christian
Establishment of British Rule – 1857 Revolt and its impact on Andhra andHyderabad Socio-cultural awakening ;
and Justice/self –respect movements; Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between1885 and 1947 – Role of socialists – communists – anti-
Dynasty – socio-cultural awakening in
-HinduMovement – Nizam Rashtra Janasangham – Andhra Mahasabha – AndhraSaaraswata Parishat – Hyderabad State Congress and VandemataramMovement.
Growth of Leftist / Communist Movement and
People’s ArmedStruggle –
Struggles and end of
Rule. Integration of Hyderabad State into Indian Union – Formationof Andhra Pradesh – Important historical events after 1956.
ii. GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION
Salient features of the Indian Constitution –
Fundamental Duties,Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and theirrelationship.
Distinctive features of Indian
Distribution of Legislative Powersbetween the Union and the State; Relative roles of Legislature, Executiveand Judiciary.3)Community development experiment – 3 tier model of Panchayat Raj – 73rdand 74th amendments and their implementation.4)Welfare Mechanism in India : Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Tribes andMinorities ; Reservations for SC, ST and Backward Classes ; Prevention of SCand ST Atrocities Act ; National and State SC and ST Commission ; Women’sCommission ; National and States Minorities Commission and Human RightsCommission.5)Unicameral and Bicameral Legislatures – Functions and crises of accountability, decline of legislature.