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Hyderabad before Hyderabad – Part IV

The tl;dr Version The Ikshavakus were the last major Telugu dynasty to rule over the region after the Satavahanas in the first millenium CE. The 800 years following the Ikshavakus saw a whole bunch of dynasties – the smaller ones … 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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Hyderabad before Hyderabad – Part II

The Andhras Before Sultan Quli founded the Golconda Sultanate in 1512, general Deccan/Andhra history is all that can be used to understand what would have happened in the region for the 1800 years between the Andhras and Sultan Quli. The … Continue reading

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