Kallidaikurichi Aiyah Nilakanta Sastri (12 August – 15 June ) was an Indian historian . Studies in Chola history and administration. University of Madras. Sastri, K. A. Nilakanta (). The Cholas. University of Madras. Sastri, K. A. Nilakanta (). Cholargal – Paagam 1 has 24 ratings and 2 reviews: pages. MADRAS UNIVERSITY HISTORICAL SERIES-No. 9. GENERAL EDITOR: PROFESSOR K. A. NILAKANTA SASTRI. THE COLAS Vol. 1.

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Nilakanta Sastri, the great historian from South India, was not a revivalist.

K. A. Nilakanta Sastri

Nearly two centuries before the rise of Vijayalaya in the neighbourhood of Tanjore. It needs to be nilakabta. Purushothaman Vetri added it Apr 19, Very rare but not scanty in Newars!

Subbiah notes that Sastri attempted to portray South India as a distinct geocultural unit, and was keen to dissolve the growth of regionalism in South Indian historiography. Retrieved 7 September Thus he was not able to analyse the changing meaning of words over time. Of the Sangam literature, which is doubtless the earliest group of Tamil saastri extant, considerable portions have been recovered and published.

Cholargal – Paagam 1

Maxwin marked it as to-read Feb 27, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pradheap marked it as to-read Mar 08, Mayil Vaganan rated it really liked it Mar 22, On the history of the Colas, as on many other subjects of early Indian history, we had, till saxtrinilaknta information of an authentic character.

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Badri marked it as to-read Jun 26, Rajendra Prasad, correspondence and select documents, Volume 6. The same year, he succeeded Sakkottai Krishnaswamy Aiyangar [8] as the Professor of History and Archaeology at the Madras University[9] a post he held till Again, from about the twelfth century, there were a number of local dynasties which claimed also to be among the descendants of Karikala and to belong to the Kasyapa gotra.

Refresh and try again. Nilakants Hindu College, Tirunelveli and his colleg Kallidaikurichi Aiyah Nilakanta Sastri August 12, — June 15, was an Indian historian and Dravidologist who is generally regarded as the greatest and most prolific among professional historians of South India Nilakanta Sastri was born in a poor Brahmin family in Kallidaikurichi near Tirunelveli, on August 12, The correct word is Chozha – to be precise!

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A settled and continuous narration of the political history of the Colas appears therefore not merely quite possible to undertake, but likely to be of more than transient interest. Thamizhan endru sollada thalai nimirndhu nillada! Subbulakshmi Kodandera Subayya Thimayya.

Views Read Edit View history. Where does the path lead us? Under this empire also flourished in their greatest strength the sea-faring instincts of the people of Southern India which enabled them to add for a time an overseas empire to the more abiding prospects of a profitable trade with the states of the Far-East.


At the same time we should recognise that, in regard to certain points of the story, the preliminary researches, of which one should have desired to avail oneself, have yet to be made; and even the attempt to paint the picture as a whole may be the means, by drawing attention to their need, of bringing such researches into being. Chola is typed as Cola. Selva Balaguru rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Siva Kumar is currently reading it May 30, Prabasi Press Private, Ltd. He joined the Hindu College as lecturer in where he taught till KallidaikurichiBritish India.

Posthumous conferral — — — — — — — The telling of a story which fills so large a place in the past life of the land and is so full of colour and incident should not be unduly postponed. But this is, in regard to Cola history, greatly to under-estimate the permanence of the results reached so far; for a careful review of the steps by which the reconstruction of this history has proceeded since the days when the clues obtained from Eastern Calukya copper-plates were correlated to the evidence from the Cola inscriptions of Tanjore and other places in the Tamil country, must convince the most sceptical among scholars that a considerable tract of ascertained knowledge has been added permanently to the history of South India.