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Indian History Part 37: The Kingdoms of the Deep South Section II: THE CHERA DYNASTY

Canberra, 6 February 2015 The earliest reference to the Cheras is found in the chronicles of Asoka the Great, which mentions the Keralaputras, another name for the Cheras. It is obvious that they were not conquered by Asoka, but paid some sort of a tribute to the Maurya emperor to be left alone. The term […]

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Indian History Part 32 Chalukyas of Badami Section V: DECLINE AND FALL

Singapore, 14 October 2014  Vinayaditya came to power after the death of his father, the great Vikramaditya I, and ruled an empire that was at peace with its neighbours. The focus of his rule was on building the kingdom back to its glory and to bring back the prosperity that was an acknowledged part of […]

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Singapore, 5 November 2013 THROUGH THE AGE OF SANGAM The earliest epigraphic mention of the kingdoms of the Tamil country—the peninsular region of the Indian sub-continent below the Deccan plateau—is found in an inscription made by Kharavela, the king of Kalinga during the first half of 2nd century B.C. The inscription is fairly worn out […]

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