Andhra


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Andhra

 

(Telugu), one of the peoples of southern India (state of Andhra Pradesh and adjacent areas of the states of Madras and Mysore). The population in 1967 was approximately 44 million. The language spoken is Telugu, a member of the Dravidian language family. The Andhra, Kalinga, and Telugu tribes formed the ethnogenetic base of the Andhra. Texts of Vedic, epic, and Buddhist literature mention a migration about the middle of the first millennium B.C. of Andhra and Kalinga tribes from the north of India to the south, where they mixed with the Telugu and became a single nationality in the period from the second century B.C. to the third century A.D. In the third century B.C. the older state of the Andhra became part of the Maurya kingdom, from which they received Buddhism and Jainism. In the fourth century A.D. the Andhra came under the domain of the early feudalistic kingdom of the Guptas. During this period, Hinduism became stronger. In colonial India the ethnic territory of the Andhra was divided among various administrative units, and only in 1956 were the Andhra peoples almost entirely reunited within one state—Andhra Pradesh. A revival and full development of all forms of national culture is taking place.

REFERENCES

Balaramamurti, Y. Kratkaia istoriia naroda andhra. Moscow, 1956. (translated from telugu.)
Narody luzhnoi Azii. Moscow, 1963.
Murti, B. S. N. “Andhra State.” Eastern World, 1954, vol. 8, no. 2.

N. R. GUSEVA


Andhra

 

in ancient times, a kingdom in southern India.

References in periodicals archive ?
TDP President and Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu took this decision in an emergency teleconference with party politburo members and MPs," the statement from the AP CMO said.
The Emirates Group is committed to future investment and expansion in support of India's 2020 goal to be the world's third largest aviation market," remarked Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, after signing the deal with Krishna Kishore, CEO, Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB), in the presence of representatives from both parties.
Under the terms of the MoU, the Emirates Group and the State of Andhra Pradesh will work together to support the development of Andhra Pradeshs aviation infrastructure by sharing industry expertise and identifying development and investment opportunities.
Under the terms of the MoU, the Emirates Group and the State of Andhra Pradesh say they will work together to support the development of Andhra Pradesh's aviation infrastructure by sharing industry expertise and identifying development and investment opportunities.
On its part, the Andhra Pradesh Police pointed out that there are over 12,000 accused in over 2,000 cases of red sanders smuggling since 2010.
It has been reported that the company is evaluating Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring Tamil Nadu and while Andhra Pradesh is offering cheap land of around 1,000 acres and other infrastructure benefits in order to get the e1/41 billion (about Rs 6,000 crore) Peugeot investment, Tamil Nadu has the advantage of having ports that deal with auto exports (at Ennore and Chennai) and an existing large automotive hub with a component supplier base.
As a result of this partnership, India Hotel Review will offer the back packers with the option to choose their trip from different array of themes which include nature, pilgrimage, adventure, and heritage in Andhra Pardesh respectively.
State-run refinery Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd, which runs a 150,000-barrels-per-day refinery in Andhra Pradesh, and Chennai Petroleum Corp Ltd , which can process 210,000 barrels per day from two plants in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, are also on alert.
Citigroup, Inc's Global Transaction Services has been chosen by Andhra Bank as its provider of global remittance services.
The temperature in some areas of Andhra Pradesh soared to 47.
From privatizing power, to setting up software development centres to sponsoring conferences for investors, the Andhra Chief Minister has been promoting his state with unmatched zeal.
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Mar 16 ( ANI ): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N.

Full browser ?