This is a short post on the origins of one of the greatest rulers of the Telugu country, the Vasireddy Zamindars of the Krishna-Guntur region. One of the most Dharmic families to rule in the Telugu land.

The Vasireddy family, a warrior zamindari family who fought for the Hindu Dharma of the Kamma caste were brought from Nandigama by the Manuri Rao, a warrior zamindari family of the Niyogi Brahmin caste.

To be of assistance to them in their fight to protect the people of the region from foreign invasion and for maintaining internal social order.

The Manuri Rao was…


CREDIT: Geographicus Rare Antique Maps

The origins of the Aitharaju family ridden with multiple speculative theories can finally be put to a conclusion using historically valid referential sources to ascertain the fact that the Aitharajus have their origin a little further up the River Munneru from the village of Vallabhi in Mudigonda Mandal, leading to the very nearby Aithavaram which is also on the banks of River Muneru, barely an hour away from Vallabhi but now lies in the Nandigama Taluq of Krishna District. By utilizing the standard Niyogi Brahmin naming scheming put forward by historian Cynthia Talbot, we can arrive at this conclusion. …


Why “Caste” As A Concept Isn’t Draconian.

Be it the modern education system, or a Westernised neo-liberal notion, or even aggressive Right-Wing factionalism fondly known as Rayatas here on Twitter. All of these have conditioned many people to believe caste is a bad word in itself. And the system of caste itself is hellish, so much so that neoliberals and aggressive right-wingers alike look down upon anyone who speaks of the concept of “Caste”

Alas, discrimination is entirely wrong in any system. But it would be foolish to say the whole system which has survived for more than 5,000 years…


BY VED AITHARAJU.

From building and ruling over empires to protect the Telugu land from foreign hordes (Satavahanas) , to creating essential building blocks of grammar and script for Telugu (Tikkanna) to hoisting the Telugu flag high even as far as Indonesia (Salankayanas), to ushering in economical (PV Narasimha Rao) , political (Prakasam Panthulu) social (Gurazada Apparao) and scientific enlightenment (Yellapragada Subba Rao) to designing the Indian flag (Pingali Venkayya) in the Telugu land. The footprint of the warrior Niyogi Brahmins is evident in Telugu history. And the need to probe their origins therefore is essential.

The Tale of Origins…


(AND AN UNLIKELY HERO OF CHANGE TANGUTURI PRAKSAM PANTHULU)

BY VED AITHARAJU.

The elections for APCC President of the Congress Party in 1931 sowed the seeds of feudal caste groups exercising their right of dominance against Tanguturi Prakasam Panthulu. The back door lobbying and efforts to ensure Prakasam is defeated because he hailed from a Niyogi Brahmin family in the election. To the climax of the APCC Elections in 1951, where NG Ranga an intellectual leader who was hounded and defeated by a feudalistic Reddy lobby due to him from a Kamma family, and him backed by Prakasam. Through which…


From the History of South India by KA NILEKANTA SASTRI

The Salankayanas one of the greatest Telugu kingdoms ruling from their heaven esque fortress capital of Eluru, feudatories of the Satavahanas and Niyogi Brahmins of the Salankayana Gotra have left multiple historical records that point to an interesting fact. That they ruled over Indonesia, Malaysia and Indo-China regions for centuries!

The first historical record are their charters and styles of inscription, their style of writing and iconography in Andhra, which find exact similarity but at a much later time in the Hindu colonies of Southeast Asia. Specifically in Indonesia. The styles point something far than just co-incidence or similarity.

According…


Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely- Edward Abbey

The Karachi Resolution that was passed by the Indian National Congress in 1931, declared the need for “Purna Swaraj” (Complete Independence) and put forward a list of fundamental rights and principles. One of the primary being, the Right To Bear Arms for Individual Citizens! This resolution and the right to bear arms was advocated by both Nehru and Gandhi as well.

Now more than ever, as Independent India transitions to become a world power. The right to bear arms for every free and sane citizen without a criminal intent as a fundamental right must be reviewed again. …


WRITTEN BY G. KRISHNA.

PUBLISHED IN THE INDIAN CULTURE (FLAME OF THE PAST)

(JOURNAL OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA)

Akka Nayudu, a Kamm by caste, belonging to the family bearing the name of Muthyala, was a peasant belonging to Cuddapah. His son was Guna Nayudu, an enterprising young man who planned to improve his status by entering service in the court of the Rajah of Ongole. Both father and son were often found to be shuffling between Cuddapah and Ongole, They were appointed as “Silver mace bearers’ (Vendi Vatla Ballem Bantulu) or body guards of the Rajah. So they…


It is Paisa. Paisa. Paisa that shapes an Indian Election!

Indian democracy is built on the principle of votes being bought by political parties, irrespective of idealogy, and region. It is a proper business model, with politicians being the consumers, voters being sellers, and India being the product. It is doomed to fail soon as it is evident now that in the near future the cost to win an election will be much much higher than the potential profits for political parties in the enterprise of politics. Therefore creating utter chaos, and a system where there will be no investor, thus naturally no democracy.

The age-old theory of Aggregate Demand…


The Land Ceilings of Andhra Pradesh implemented by PV Narasimha Rao lead to rapid elimination of poverty, ushering in a surge of both economical, social and political prosperity improving the life of an average Telugu! This was a small proven example of PV methods for rapid social and political change. An aspect he implemented in the entire nation eventually. A key part of the growth story of India!

The Land Ceilings Act of Andhra Pradesh was PV’s first implementation of this idea and the changes that it caused shows us the potential of PV’s idea. PV for his efforts in…

Ved Aitharaju

Writer. Philosopher. Filmmaker. A big user of Freedom of Expression

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