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20 07, 2017

Pandya Empire – history of India

By |2018-09-07T10:42:25-07:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|0 Comments

Gate of Sri Ranganathaswami temple at Srirangam, built by Pandya king Jatavarman Sundara in the 1200s AD The Pandya Empire takes over After the Chola Empire collapsed in the 1200s AD, their old enemies, the Pandyas, took over control of south India. Both the Cholas and the Pandyas spoke Tamil. Mostly they're the same culture, though [...]

20 07, 2017

Delhi Sultanate in India

By |2019-10-05T05:49:47-07:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|3 Comments

Muhammed Ghor, who started the Delhi Sultanate The Mamluks conquer northern India Around 1100 AD, with the Ghaznavids out of the picture, the Mamluks (who had already conquered Iran and what is now Pakistan) succeeded in conquering the rest of northern India as well. They built a rich kingdom that was the center of the Silk Road. Wait who [...]

19 07, 2017

Deccan kingdoms in India

By |2019-05-02T14:01:21-07:00July 19th, 2017|History, India|0 Comments

Deccan kingdoms: Krishna Deva Raya (possibly), ca. 1500 AD India when Europeans arrived In 1498 AD, when Vasco da Gama first sailed to Calicut in south India, most of South India was part of the Vijayanagara Empire, which was very strong and still growing fast. Vijayanagara Empire Vasco da Gama All our India articles The Deccan Sultanates [...]