History of Tamil Nadu

History of Tamil Nadu

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Tamils have a long history starting from the pre-historic period. Retracing their history is facilitated by various sources. One-third of India's epigraphical sources pertain to Tamil Nadu and one of the dynasties of Tamil Nadu - the Pandyas - had the privilege of continuous rule from third century B.C. to sixteenth century A.D. It is a unique accomplishment in the annals of history, since very few dynasties in the world have reigned for such a long time. A remarkable feature of the Tamils is that they are the founders of Dravidian architecture. In this book, the author has updated the Tamil Nadu history with recent findings. As books dealing with Tamil Nadu history comprehensively, including all its aspects and new historical evidences, are not available, this endeavour to present all the details in a single book was undertaken. It can be a helpful and illuminative aid to students of UG and PG courses in History and those who prepare for competitive examinations. General readers will be interested in the information given here and they can gain knowledge of the rich tradition and different facets of people and life in Tamil Nadu in many ages. Besides political history, the social, economic and religious aspects are dealt with in detail, thereby giving a complete view of the life and growth of people in Tamil Nadu. For the better and thorough understanding of details, maps and pictures are given at appropriate places.
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  • Paperback | 618 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 32mm | 816g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514334356
  • 9781514334355
  • 1,488,622

About Dr C Manoranjithamoni

With a rich experience of thirty-two years of teaching History to Under graduate and post graduate at V.V.Vanniaperumal College for women in Virudhunagar and guiding M.Phil and Ph.D research scholars. She has been teaching Epigraphy and Indian Architecture and has taken her students to various historical places on study tours. She did her Ph.D on War and Diplomacy During the Second Pandyan Empire. She has successfully carried out a UGC Minor Research Project and presented her findings titled An Inscriptive Study of Village Tanks in Virudhunagar District. At present she is engaged in UGC Major Research Project titled The Irrigation System of the Pandyas in the Pandya Country (Sixth to Sixteenth Country A.D). She has presented many research articles at regional, national and international conference.
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