How library movement brought socio cultural and political awareness among the people of Hyderabad State?
Library movement in Telangana is a part of social awareness movement. Hard efforts of Telugu people in Hyderabad state to preserve ancient scriptures and to educate the people of Hyderabad state culminated into Library movement.
Libraries started in Telangana
The first Telugu library in Hyderabad state was ‘Srikrishna Devaraya Andhra Bhasha Nilayam’, established in 1901 C.E.
Komarraju Lakshmana Rao and Ravichettu Ranga Rao’s combined efforts were there behind the establishment of this library.
With the aim of promoting historical, literary and scientific publication, ‘Vignana Chandrika Grantha Mandali’ was established in 1908 C.E. Komarraju Lakshmana Rao conducted exams in Telugu.
Sri Raja Raja Narendra Andhra Bhasha Nilayam was established in 1904 C.E. in Hanmakonda.
Andhra Samvardhini Library was established in 1905 C.E. in Secunderabad.
Vattikota Alwar Swamy visited various places to collect books and placed all those books in City Central Library, Hyderabad. Vattikota Alwar Swamy established ‘Andhra Grandha Mala’.
‘Lakshmana Raya Parishodhana Mandali’ was a research society which aimed at historical and literary study and collecting and preserving ancient texts.
Library movement in Telangana co-ordinated its acitivities with the ‘Kendra Sanghama’ and ‘Jana Sangham’. Slowly people gained awareness about the oppressive policies of zamindars and the oppressive policies of Britishers in India. People started considering Gandhi as their leader and on his call they agitated against British rule.