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Indian History Part 32 Chalukyas of Badami Section IV: PEACE AND PROSPERTITY

Canberra, 15 November 2014 Historians analysing the Chalukya dynasty, its rise and spread, tend to mention Pulakesin II as the conquering hero who laid the foundation for the empire. Considering that at the end of his reign he lost his kingdom and his life, this would perhaps be an exaggeration. It should be Vikramaditya who […]

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Indian History Part 32 Chalukyas of Badami Section III THE GLORY OF VIKRAMADITYA I

Canberra 12 September 2014 Pulakesin’s death in battle and the sacking of their capital Badami by the Pallavas were devastating blows to the Chalukya entity. After the defeat, the Chalukyas went into a self-imposed inward looking period and there is scant information of the events that transpired in the ensuing 13 years or so. The […]

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