Thursday, June 3, 2010



In Asoka edicts mentioned in semi-indipendent state.

The LAW of PIETY in the edict of XIII as preached by kings emissaries’ was

arranged by an unique way of classification principle.

First are recorded the names of kings and peoples whose independence is of

no question, secondly are mentioned ‘the kings dominion’ and lastly come a

number of peoples, divided like the independentInto northern and southern

group,who may be supposed,from the considerations also,to have

independent, semi-indipendent ones, in this group are the Andhra classified so

andhras people ar ealways own their independence but have cordial relations

with north Indian rulers.

The conquest of Kalinga took place in the 9th year of the kings

reign that was 261BC

The Jaugada and Dhauli edicts comment on the duties of officials of the border

tribes which were

written on 14th year 256BC show the policy of conciliation from Asoka side .

Before the foundation of the Satavahana empire, the Deccan was covered with a

Large number of petty kingdoms, which were often at war with one another. The

Satavahanas for the first time wielded the Deccan into a powerful State and gave

a cohesion and integrity to its history. The Deccan prospered immensely

under their strong rule. At a time when northern India was suffering from a series

of invasions by foreign powers like the Bactrians, the Sakas, the Parthians end the

Kusanas, the Deccan was enjoying relative peace. Among the foreigners, the

Sakas eventually succeeded in establishing a base at Ujjayini, from which

they proceeded to attack the Deccan. For a time the Satavahanas had to

give way and portions of Konkan and Northern Maharashtra were lost to them.

But very soon the Satavahanas drove out the foreigners from the Deccan and

restored freedom to the conquered provinces. The role of the Satavahanas in this

connection is comparable to that of the Vijayanagar empire in later times.

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