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About K. Kallidaikurichi Aiyah Nilakanta Sastri August 12, — June 15, was an Indian historian and Dravidologist who is generally regarded as the greatest and most prolific among professional historians of South India Nilakanta Sastri was born in a poor Brahmin family in Kallidaikurichi near Tirunelveli, on August 12, T Hindu College, Tirunelveli and his colleg Kallidaikurichi Aiyah Nilakanta Sastri August 12, — June 15, was an Indian historian and Dravidologist who is generally regarded as the greatest and most prolific among professional historians of South India Nilakanta Sastri was born in a poor Brahmin family in Kallidaikurichi near Tirunelveli, on August 12, He joined the Hindu College as lecturer in where he taught till The same year, he succeeded Sakkottai Krishnaswamy Aiyangar as the Professor of History and Archaeology at the Madras University, a post he held till In the summer of , he was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago where he delivered a series of lectures on South Indian History.
Sharma writes of him as: "K. Nilakanta Sastri, the great historian from South India, was not a revivalist. His "History of South India" is a very dependable book. In , a Bengali historian Jadunath Sarkar, wrote an essay Confessions of a History Teacher in the Modern Review regretting the lack of acclaimed historical works in vernacular languages and stressed that efforts should be made to write history books and teach history in vernacular languages. Perhaps the vernacular is not so well off in this part of the country as it should be".
Vaiyapuri Pillai for understanding Tamil literary works. Thus he was not able to analyze the changing meaning of words over time. Venkatachalapathy says, the professional historiography in Tamil Nadu practiced during K. Nilakanta Sastri's period there was rarely any interrogation of sources except in terms of authenticity and chronology. In all, Nilakanta Sastri authored 25 historical works mostly on the history of South India. Nilakanta Sastri, K. Studies in Chola history and administration.
University of Madras. The Cholas. A comprehensive history of India. Orient Longman. Historical method in relation to problems of South Indian history. Gleanings on social life from the Avadanas. Indian Research Institute. Books by K. Related Articles. We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our lis
Age of the Nandas and Mauryas by K A Nilakanta Sastri
The Nandas overthrew the Shaishunaga dynasty in the Magadha region of eastern India, and expanded their empire to include a larger part of northern India. Ancient sources differ considerably regarding the names of the Nanda kings, and the duration of their rule, but based on the Buddhist tradition recorded in the Mahavamsa , they appear to have ruled during c. Modern historians generally identify the ruler of the Gangaridai and the Prasii mentioned in ancient Greco-Roman accounts as a Nanda king. The chroniclers of Alexander the Great , who invaded north-western India during — BCE, characterise this king as a militarily powerful and prosperous ruler. The prospect of a war against this king led to a mutiny among the soldiers of Alexander, who had to retreat from India without waging a war against him.