A Telangana youth made a bold and tough attempt in a novel and outstanding method to script on leaves the entire struggle of leaders and others who had sacrificed their lives in order to inform the future generations.
The author is Durgam Vineeth, one among the people, who had dreamt of a separate Telangana State. He has written the history of Telangana movement right from ( 1969 ) – the start at OU campus till the fast unto death stir by K Chandrasekhar Rao, on locally available Cassia Auriculata (pl read in Telugu – Thangedu ) leaves.
The youth hails from Sirpur Kagaznagar in Adilabad district. He literally poured life into the history of Telangana incorporating memorable events in a chronological order and the crucial role played by students of Osmania University among other martyrs. Durgam appealed to the TS government to recognize the tree of Cassia Auriculata ( thangedu ) along with the history of TS. His mother is said to have induced her son in preparing the book. He also requested the government to preserve it in a museum. Vinith plans to meet Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and present the book. In all he used 20,700 leaves and arranged them in 230 pages in a readable fashion. The event recalls how the epic poet Bammera Pothana had written Bhagavatham on dry leaves with a metallic ghantam.
Earlier, he stole the hearts of all concerned while carving the letters of Telangana on a pencil. Besides, he also shot into lime light writing the national anthem on Tilseeds and Hanuman Chalisa on Tamarind leaves.