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Ajanta & The Hyderabad Connection

“Eternal Fame” “There can be little doubt that notwithstanding all the care bestowed on the ruined cave temples [at Ajanta] these wonderful wall paintings will be subject to progressive decay owing to irremediable physical conditions. It is most unlikely that … Continue reading

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Hyderabad before Hyderabad – Part III

The Ikshavakus & Buddhism in the Valley The Satavahana administration borrowed its structure from the Mauryas – this meant decentralized power and states that were ruled by feudal lords.  Just as the Satavahanas declared independence when Mauryan rule weakened, their feudatories, the Ikshavakus, took over their dominions … Continue reading

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