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The Role of Folk Songs in Telangana Movement A Case Study on the Separate Formation of Telangana State

Author Name: Krish Yadav | Format: Paperback | Genre : Music & Entertainment | Other Details

Folk songs are instrumental in people’s mobilization for social movements. In the cultural and social context, the folk art forms play a crucial role in raising social consciousness among various social movements in Telangana.

The role of folk songs is pivotal in social movements. The research paper depicts how folk songs have brought a separate statehood and collective identity and consciousness among the people of Telangana.

From the time of Telangana armed struggle to Telangana State formation, the role of folk songs has been enormous and has played a significant role in the formation of Telangana.

The folk song which has undergone metamorphosis into protest and the revolutionary song had raised the voice against all major social exclusion and inclusion indicators. Feudalism, social and economic exploitation, denial of power, resources exploitation, water crisis, underdevelopment, drought, poverty, alienation, suppression of cultural identity, social injustice, bonded labour, migration of labour, suicides, gender inequality and caste discrimination for separate statehood in Telangana are some of the major indicators.

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Krish Yadav

Krish Yadav was born on April 22, 1988, in Hyderabad, India. He is a graduate from Osmania University and a Postgraduate from the University of Hyderabad. Krish is an author, writer, social activist, political thinker, OBC Association Founder Convener, and a Student Leader from the University of Hyderabad.

His paper “The Role of Folk Songs in Social Movements: A Case Study on the Separate Telangana State Formation in India” got selected for the 14th International Conference on Social Science. He has received the Telangana State Government Fellowship Award for his excellent work on Telangana culture and for attending and representing the Telangana culture in 14th International Conference on Social Science at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.

He got Invitation from

- Global Association For Humanities And Social Science Research (GAHSSR), Global Research & Development Service (GRDS)

- 3rd London International Conference on Social Science & Humanities (ICSSH), South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London

Krish Yadav writes with passionate anger about the caste system and social exclusion and human rights violation in Indian society. He looks at the socio-economic, political and cultural differences in Indian people and society.

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