EARLIEST ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY of India or South Asia: 80 Menhirs of 5000 BC found in Mudumal village in Telangana గురువారం, అక్టో 27 2016 


P Pavan, Mumbai Mirror | Oct 24, 2016

Hyderabad: In a significant discovery, historians and archaeologists have found what they describe as the only megalithic site in India, where a depiction of star constellation has been identified. The site was discovered in Mudumal village in Telangana and is estimated to date back to 5000 BC.

No other site in India has so many menhirs concentrated at one place, claim the historians and archaeologists who also believe that this is “undoubtedly the earliest astronomical observatory found in India or even south Asia”.

A cup-mark depiction of Ursa Major was noticed on a squarish stone planted vertically. About 30 cup-marks were arranged in a pattern similar to the appearance of Ursa Major in the sky. Not only the prominent seven stars, but also the peripheral groups of stars are depicted on the menhirs.

Mudumal contains about 80 big menhirs as tall as 12 to 14 feet, and about 2000 alignment stones of about 1-2 feet high. These menhirs, alignments and stone circles are spread out in about 80 acres of land. The central portion contains the maximum concentration of Menhirs, explains Dr. K Pulla Rao, who has been researching the site for over 11 years. A team of archaeologists from Korea will be visiting the site in December, according to the officials of the Telangana Archaeology Department.

State archaeology director Visalakshi inspected the site on Saturday and directed the officials to fence the area that has not been protected so far.

source: http://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/news/india/Megalith-from-5000-BC-found-in-Telangana/articleshow/55020149.cms


People’s agenda wins Telangana byelections మంగళవారం, జూన్ 3 2008 

Polepally protesters sway poll outcome

P. Sainath


The farmers contesting the Jadcherla seat helped to defeat the sitting MLA.

— Photo: P. Sainath

The Jadcherla 13, of whom eight are seen in the picture, succeeded in lowering the votes of the main parties


They made history by standing as 13 independent candidates fighting the same Assembly seat but contesting for, not against, one another. They did it again on Sunday — by helping defeat the sitting Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLA, even as every one of them lost his or her own security deposit.

The 13 farmers contesting the Jadcherla seat in Telangana — who lost their lands to the Polepally Pharma Special Economic Zone — together drew a total of over 8,000 votes. That is, four times Congress candidate Mallu Ravi’s victory margin over the Telugu Desam Party’s Erra Sekhar.

The effort of these mainly Dalit, backward caste and Adivasi farmers — a protest to draw attention to their loss of land — torpedoed the sitting TRS MLA, Lakshma Reddy. He drew less than 21,000 votes and came third. Both his Congress and TDP rivals drew more than twice that number each.

As many as 350 families have lost all their land — some 969 acres — to the Pharma SEZ (The Hindu, May 26, 2008). But even if these families had three votes each, the Jadcherla 13 drew several times that number in sympathy. That is, there is clear evidence of a much wider sympathy for them. Not only did they lose their land, they got no compensation beyond a pittance per acre.

The land acquired by the government for the SEZ is adjacent to the national highway. It is also not far from the Shamshabad airport. Land rates in the region are thus well above Rs.20 lakh per acre. Often even higher than that. But the displaced farmers got sums ranging from Rs.18,000 to Rs.50,000 an acre, way below the prevailing market rates. (మరింత…)

Struggle against farmers’ deaths – Polepalli SEZ ఆదివారం, మే 25 2008 


Rejoice the death of Telangana farmers in Polepalli


Let’s hug deep the rose thorns

and play holi in courtyard of dora’s gadi

for the lips that got sealed tight over Pothireddypadu dam


Let’s sing till throats slit in praise of

their courage for waving rose colored flag

in honor of those who sold away Telangana lands


Lets lick armpits and felicitate sacrifices of those

who butchered at the village bodrai

farmer’s umbilical cord with the land 


Why think of whatever happens to anybody

isn’t Telangana that is all we need after all?


bury each other in our asses as there is no land left for a graveyard

Long live Telangana



Expression in words of Polepalli SEZ farmers’ anger 


by – Madhu Kagula

Mahbubnagar District Convenor, Telangana Aikya Karyacharana Committee

translated by – M Bharath Bhushan

PS: rose thorns, rose flag, dora gadi and bodrai refer to specific Polepalli SEZ context where TRS MLA is actively supporting the SEZ . otherwise it is like SEZ elsewhere. rose color refers to the flag of TRS party  



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రైతుకు భూమికి వున్న పేగుభంధాన్ని తెగనరికినోని
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