Nilakanta Sastri. Sri Sastri has written many books on History of South India. Generally Indian History books by foreign authors and Indian authors are mostly covering the history of India, falling north of Vindhyas. But Sri Sastri has written many books on the Indian history of the land south of Vindhyas. In this book about the Cholas, the author has tried to bring to book the history of the Chola clan, starting from the famous Karikalan.
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He joined the Hindu College as lecturer in where he taught till The same year, he succeeded Sakkottai Krishnaswamy Aiyangar  as the Professor of History and Archaeology at the Madras University ,  a post he held till Perhaps the vernacular is not so well off in this part of the country as it should be".
Vaiyapuri Pillai for understanding Tamil literary works. Thus he was not able to analyse the changing meaning of words over time. Venkatachalapathy says, "In the professional historiography in Tamil Nadu practised in the age of K.
Nilakanta Sastri there was rarely any interrogation of sources except in terms of authenticity and chronology. In a preface to the reprint, historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam describes the book thus However, Karashima also states that being a Brahmin , Sastri was inclined to emphasize the role of "north Indian and Sanskrit culture in the development of south Indian society", which resulted in occasional bias.
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.
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Books by K.A. Nilakanta Sastri
He joined the Hindu College as lecturer in where he taught till The same year, he succeeded Sakkottai Krishnaswamy Aiyangar  as the Professor of History and Archaeology at the Madras University ,  a post he held till Perhaps the vernacular is not so well off in this part of the country as it should be". Vaiyapuri Pillai for understanding Tamil literary works.
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Kashicage Srinivasan rated it really liked it Oct the cholas by nilakanta sastri, Sharma writes of him as: A history of the Colas of South India with over illustrations. K A Nilakanta Sastri Find more the cholas by nilakanta sastri about: The case for such an undertaking becomes stronger if it is observed that, in its administrative system and in its literary and artistic achievement, Tamil civilisation may be said to have attained its high water mark under the Cola empire of the tenth to the thirteenth centuries. Prabasi Press Private, Ltd. In all, Nilakanta Sastri authored 25 historical works mostly on the history of South India. According to our Babgshabali, we were from somewhere near present Andhra Pradesh-Madrasapattanam region- during expeditions to Kalinga, Banga, Sunga and Anga many people settled in these regions.
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When, in the early years of the last century, Col. Mackenzie made his great effort to survey all and collect as many as possible of the antiquarian remains of the Madras Presidency, his agents in the Tanjore district failed to discover anything more remarkable on the ancient Colas than the Colavamsacaritram. This is a late Sthalapurana which is legendary and full of miracles. Tradition knew nothing of the real history of the older rulers of the land and could not tell if the Cola dynasty numbered eighty-four kings or sixteen. Epigraphy has made remarkable progress in South India during the last fifty years.
K. A. Nilakanta Sastri