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Europeans in India Part 7 The Dutch Enter the Fray Section III Commercial Activities – The Malabar (Kerala) Coast

Canberra 11 February 2023 In the narrative of the Dutch involvement in the Indian sub-continent, the term, Malabar coast and Kerala coast could be used interchangeably, for unlike the Portuguese, the Dutch were active across the entire coast of Kerala, which consisted of the three major kingdoms—Malabar, Cochin and Travancore. Kerala, the realm of the […]

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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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