On September 21st, 2013, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy organised a consultation in Hyderabad, "Dealing with the Costs of Division: A Dialogue Towards Reconciliation," to discuss differing viewpoints pertaining to issues thrown up by the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and the impending creation of the new State, Telangana. The dialogue was an attempt to bring to the table different sides of the Telangana Statehood issue, in the wake of large-scale protests that had shaken Andhra Pradesh following the announcement regarding the creation of the State. Leading political leaders, academics and administrators participated in the dialogue.
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