Telangana region was mentioned in the Mahabharata as the Telinga Kingdom which said to be inhabitted by the tribe known as Telavana and said to have fought on the Pandava side in the great war of Mahabharata.
Telangana region has been ruled by many great dynasties like Sathavahanas, Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Mughals, and the Qutubshahis. As the Mughal Empire began to disintegrate in the early 18th century, the Muslim Asafjahi dynasty
established a separate state known as Hyderabad. Later Hyderabad entered into a treaty of subsidiary alliance with the British Empire, and was the largest and most populous princely state in India. Telangana was never under direct British rule, unlike Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh, which were part of British India's Madras Presidency.
The Kakatiya's were the first Telugu speaking rulers of what is now the Deccan Plateau, extending to the coastal Andhra Pradesh as far as Nellore. The approximate timeline of Kakatiyas stretch from early 11th Century to 13th Century AD. Noted among the Kakatiyas are Ganapathi Deva, Rudra Deva (Rani Rudrama Devi), and Prathapa Rudra. The Kakathiyas rule initially started with the present day Hanumakonda as the capital, later moving it to the present day Warangal.The name of Hanamkonda itself has an interesting story, dating back to the times of Ramayana,when Lord Rama started searching for Sita, who was kidnapped from the Parnashala (now near Bhadrachalam), towards Kishkinda, He met Hanuman in a forest. The place they met is claimed to be the present day Hanumakonda. Lot of Content to be added. Soon, very soon.
Telangana forms the core of the Satavahana Dynasty (221BC-218 AD) and in the recent history, it formed the core of the Golconda State and Hyderabad State, ruled by alien Muslim rules, Qutub Shahi Dynasty (1520-1687) and Nizam Dynasty (1724-1948), until she joined the democratic republic of Indian Union in 1948 ending hundreds of years of autocratic rule. Despite fifty-years of democratic rule, the Telangana region remains one of the most backward regions in the entire Indian Union and remains the most backward province in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Telangana constitutes 10 districts with a population of about 4 crores with an area of 98,811 Sq.KMs. While the headquarters of eight districts are located at the same places, the headquarters of Medak and Ranga Reddy have been located at Sangareddy and Hyderabad respectively.