Thursday, January 13, 2011

The SKC Scandal 2: SKC Thinks Telanganites are lazy and lack self-confidence!

The SKC report says “Telangana experienced a long history of oppressive feudal rule which shaped the character of the people and also generated the resistance to it. Telangana people are often considered subservient and lazy and they feel that coastal Andhra people exercise a “veiled contempt” towards them.” Can any academic well-versed in history, sociology actually stereotype that a group of people are lazy and subservient! This is a stereotype propagated by chauvinist Andhrites and the SKC has got its report ghost-written by them. Nothing else explains this scandal.

In fact while discussing how Telanganites are stereotyped in Telugu movies, this is what the report says – “The question of stereotyping and “being looked down upon” or “made fun of” is not peculiar to Telangana – unfortunately such stereotypes abound in all societies and are subject to change as the fortunes of such groups and sections of society improve. The self-confidence has to come from within and cannot be legislated or dictated by policy.” The last statement is again a pedestrian observation. How can a group of academics say that a people of a particular region lack self-confidence! Does that mean that Tamils lack self-confidence because Hindi movies make fun about them? Or that Jews lacked self-confidence in Hitler’s Germany when they were butt of all jokes!? It is an embarrassment for this country that these are ‘observations’ of a central government’s team of ‘experts’. Do we need further proof about who actually wrote the report?


Konatham Dileep said...


Every page in SKC report reeks of Seemandhra language.

The report calls proponents of Telangana as "Telangana Separatists" - I wonder from when are statehood movements being called Separatist Movements. I can understand if a BBC or CNN uses this term. But a committee headed by a retired chief justice and renowned sociologists and social scientists using the same term as Samaikyandhra guys speaks volumes about what was the intention of this committee

chomskyist said...

Amar, a Revolution is happening in "Tunisia" a Despotic President who ruled for 25 years was kicked out Yesterday due to Popular Uprising, Protests Mostly by Unemployed students this was all Started when a Unemployed Graduate Mohammed Bouazizi and Street vendor Burned himself to Death in a Ultimate form of Protest when Corrupt cops confiscated his merchandise, This Inspired the Youth in whole Nation to Rise Up against the corrupt ruler, I feel kind of Sad that within Telangana the "300" Suicides committed for the cause of Telangana does not Boil the Blood of Youth to Rise up against the Corrupt Andhra govt.

chomskyist said...

Unemployed Graduate and Street vendor, Mohammed Bouazizi

Sudhir said...

Interesting read:

jayakrishna.reddy said...

Amar is there a way to make people think inspite of the media barring the movement in every way ... I had a chance to see news last week where in so called TV9 was showing interview with lover of a slain goonda , inspite of many spiralling issues in state .. i feel its time for people to go to streets to show their anguish for self governance .