Well, a drab one. Below is the dynasty chart of Cholas. There are a few major things to remember. Vijayalaya is the first Chola Ruler. He is nothing more than a petty governor or feudatory under the Pallavas who gained prominence by performing well in Pandyan-Pallava Wars. He declared that he is descended from the… Read More The Cholas – Dynastic Succession
One great comment we heard during the Chennai floods is that OMR ate 20 feet of Buckingham Canal, now Buckingham Canal is eating 20 feet of OMR. Below table, sourced from Wikipedia tells how much of the canal is encroached upon, either as a part of reclaiming or as illegal encroachments between Adyar and Cooum… Read More Buckingham Canal in Chennai
Chennai in 1909. The irony is that wherever there is a tank or a canal in this map, there is a severe flooding now. And that includes the eaten areas of Buckingham Canal as well.
Can anyone think of a more crackpot theory? This one came from Kanakasabhai Pillai from his magnum opus The Tamils Eighteen Hundred Years Ago. I won’t give any commentary on this; just read and enjoy.
In Mahabalipuram near the Ganesh Ratha, you will be seeing a boulder on the slope of a hill which you will never notice on first sight, if there are no people around. But, when you watch closely, you will see that it’s a huge one, an approximate sphere balancing on the slope of the hill,… Read More Krishna’s Butter Ball
Propogated by Kanakasabhai Pillai in his The Tamils Eighteen Hundred Years Ago, the so-called Gajabahu Synchronism is a fragile but one of the most popular methods used in dating Tamil history. Extract from the book –