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Indian History Part 64 South India Section I: A Tale of Three Kingdoms

Canberra, 21 February 2018   The once-great Chalukya Empire vanished at the end of 12th century, disintegrating into unrecognisable sub-states; and by early 13th century, the other great dynasty, the Cholas, were in terminal decline in a free fall. For the next century, the Deccan was dominated by the Yadavas in Devagiri and the Kakatiyas […]

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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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FROM INDUS TO INDEPENDENCE: A TREK THROUGH INDIAN HISTORY: Part 19

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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