Tanguturi Prakasam was a social worker, journalist, lawyer, freedom fighter and politician from the Prakasham district in Andhra Pradesh. Along with his interest in politics, he was a supporter of the Library Movement and also actively participated in the national struggle for freedom against colonial rule. He supported congress and the non-cooperation movement launched by Gandhi. He also supported the Andhra Library Movement that started in 1914. Tanguturi took part in the annual meeting of the Andhra Libraries Conference held in Madras. As a journalist, he suggested establishing Printing Presses for spreading the Library Movement. For four decades, he contributed to publications like Madras Law Times, The Swarajya and Praja Patrika, which printed issues related to the nationalist movement and spread knowledge about the freedom struggle. He was an advocate of introducing libraries in villages to educate the rural people. He was a firm believer that journalism and the Library Movement can be used for education and the political awakening of the common people.
Tanguturi Prakasam's Role in the Library Movement