Telugu Monarchs: Madurai Nayak Dynasty, Thanjavur Nayak Kingdom, Thirumalai Nayak, Musunuri Nayaks, Vizianagaram, Vishnukundina, Krishnam Raju, Nayaks

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General Books, 2013 - 46 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 45. Chapters: Madurai Nayak Dynasty, Thanjavur Nayak kingdom, Thirumalai Nayak, Musunuri Nayaks, Vizianagaram, Vishnukundina, Krishnam Raju, Nayaks of Gingee, Chokkanatha Nayak, Karvetinagar, Bangaru Thirumalai Nayak, Kota Vamsa, Pemmasani Nayaks, Pusapati Ananda Gajapati Raju, Pericchedi, Musunuri Kaapaaneedu, Chagi, Raju Zamindaris, Aravidu dynasty, Gautamiputra Satakarni, Kondapalli, Vyricherla Kishore Chandra Suryanarayana Deo, Mogalthur, Kurupam, Pusapati Vijayarama Gajapati Raju, Vasireddy Venkatadri Nayudu, Vasireddy Clan, Raja of Muktyala, Viswanatha Nayak, Jayapa Nayudu, Pemmasani Timmanayudu, Rudrama Devi, Dantuluri, Damarla Chennappa Nayakudu, Owk, Korukonda, Chemudu, Nayaks of Kalahasti, Manyam Zamindar, Sayapaneni Nayaks, Merangi, Moida, Maharaja of Vizianagram. Excerpt: The Madurai Nayaks or Nayak Dynasty of Madurai were rulers of a region comprising most of modern-day Tamil Nadu, India, with Madurai as their capital. The Nayak reign was an era noted for its achievement in arts, cultural and administrative reforms, revitalization of temples previously ransacked by the Delhi Sultans, and inauguration of a unique architectural style. The dynasty consisted of 13 rulers, of whom 9 were kings, 2 were queens, and 2 were joint-kings. The most notable of these were the king, Tirumalai Nayak, and the queen, Rani Mangammal. Foreign trade was conducted mainly with the Dutch and the Portuguese, as the British and the French had not yet made inroads in the region. Madurai Nayaks belonged to Madurai Nayaks belonged to Telugu speaking Balija social group . They claimed a Bana descent . Early in the fourteenth century AD a dispute arose over the succession to the Pandya throne. One claimant appealed for help to emperor Ala-ud-din of Delhi, who dispatched his general, Malik Kafur, in 1310 AD. Malik Kafur marched south, ransacking...

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