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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Very rare but not scanty in Newars! Kallidaikurichi Aiyah Nilakanta Sastri August 12, — June 15, was an Indian historian and Dravidologist who nilajanta 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, Subbulakshmi Kodandera Subayya Thimayya.

Nearly two centuries before the rise of Vijayalaya in the neighbourhood of Tanjore. Sastri’s A History of South India is a recommended textbook for university students of Indian history. To attempt a task of this nature in a subject which, thanks to fresh discoveries or new interpretations of old material, is apt to have its foundationsdisturbed from time to time, we are warned, to run the risk of our structure collapsing no sooner than it is reared.

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Bethsheba Kharpor rated it liked it Aug 04, 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 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. Salim Ali Vijaya Anand D. Karmegam rated it it was amazing Oct 22, Retrieved 7 September 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.


Hello friends, I would like to make a rejoinder. The correct word is Chozha – to be precise! Siva Shanmugam marked it as to-read Oct 29, Karashima notes that Sastri’s book remained the only authoritative scholarly book on the south Indian history for a number of reasons: This is a late Sthalapurana which is legendary and full of miracles.

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Purushothaman Vetri added it Apr 19, Parthiban marked it as to-read Jan 18, Venkatachalapathy says, “In the professional historiography in Tamil Nadu practised in the age of K. Trivia About Cholargal – Paagam 1. Comments from Facebook Sir, There seems to be a typo error.

View Post on Facebook. Geethan Samarawickrama marked it as to-read Nov 25, Perhaps the vernacular is not so well off in this part of the country as it should be”. The Cholas By K.

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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 saetri anything more remarkable on the ancient Colas than the Colavamsacaritram. Vaiyapuri Pillai for understanding Tamil literary works.

A Textbook of Historiography, B. The same year, he succeeded Sakkottai Krishnaswamy Aiyangar[8] as the Professor of History and Archaeology at the Madras University,[1] a post he held till Even the discovery, in nilaaknta years of the important Karandai Tanjore plates of Rajendra I and the Charala plates of Virarajendra I has not made any great difference to the general outline of the political history of the Colas.

In all, Nilakanta Sastri authored 25 cholxs works mostly on the history nilakantta South India. Sivakumar marked it as to-read Jun 03, Lists with This Book. However, Karashima also states that being a BrahminSastri was inclined to emphasize the role of “north Indian and Sanskrit culture in the development of south Indian society”, which resulted in occasional bias.