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Humanities Professor Sumanth Inukonda Chronicles the Revolutionary Struggles of the People of Telangana, India

May 13, 2020


In his recently published book, "Media, Nationalism and Globalization; The Telangana Movement and Indian Politics," Humanities Professor Sumanth Inukonda describes the discordant history of Telangana, a region of India, and the decades of struggle its people undertook to fight to become an individual state within India.

At a launch event for the book held in February 2020, Professor Joni Schwartz, spoke about the many applications of the book to teaching, including the power of intellectual activism, as well as the role of art and theatre in influencing and educating communities.

“With so many LaGuardia students from marginalized communities, scholarly work like Dr. Inukonda’s helps students to connect their lived experiences to larger social issues, and introduces them to communication strategies that can affect real, substantial change in communities,” said Dr. Schwartz.

Click here to read an article about the book from SUM, celebrating research, innovation, and creativity at CUNY.


Dr. Inukonda, in middle (wearing green), with Interim Provost and Senior Vice President Nireata Seals at his left, and Humanities Department Chair Payal Doctor on the very right.

Dr. Inukonda, in middle (wearing green), with Interim Provost and Senior Vice President Nireata Seals at his left, and Humanities Department Chair Payal Doctor on the very right. They’re standing with students at the February book launch.