Tukka Panchakam – The lament of a Forlorn Woman

After trashing the Bahamani Sultanate, Sri Krishna Deva Raya turned his attention towards Kalinga. May be because of Kalinga’s support for rebellion in Udayagiri or may be to continue his exploits, he launched himself against Kalinga. Two armies marched, one through the southern route led by Timmarusu, may be through Srisailam-Panagal and one through the… Read More Tukka Panchakam – The lament of a Forlorn Woman

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The 72 Polygars of Madurai

Viswanatha Nayaka, for whatever reasons, divided his kingdom into 72 Palem(district)s, each headed by a Palegadu/Palayagadu/Polygar. Lifting directly from the Kakatiya administration(either they themselves are Kakatiya Nayak descendants or had someone close to them like the Sri Kalahasti-Chengalpattu-Vandavasi Velama Nayaks who are descended from Kakatiya Nayaks. After all, he is from the Vijayanagar Court and… Read More The 72 Polygars of Madurai

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The Battle of Talikota by Firishtah – The Muslim Point of View

Ramraj daily continuing to encroach on the dominions of the Mussulmans, Ally Adil Shah resolved to curb his insolence and reduce his power by a league of the faithful against him; for which purpose he convened an assembly of his friends and confidential advisers. Kishwur Khan Lary and Shah Aboo Toorab Shirazy, whose abi­lities had… Read More The Battle of Talikota by Firishtah – The Muslim Point of View

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