Carnatic expansion

Carnatic Expansion

Carnatic expansion

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<!---->The migrations of people and influences to the North from Karnataka during 10-12th century period is well attested by the sources but has not yet been studied carefully.

Emergence of North Indian Dynasties

The arrival of branches of Chalukyas (Solankis) and the Rashtrakutas (Rathors) in North happened even when they were already prominent in Karnataka. They certainlybecame influential in Gujarat and Southern Rajasthan. Some of their branches spread in other parts of north India. The Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta captured a region near Kannauj.

Around the same time the Sena Dynasty (1097–1225) ruled parts of Bengal, having arrived from Karnata. They were initially army officers in the kingdom of Pala Dynasty and later asserted themselves after the disintegration of the Pala dynasty.

Emergence of Other Kingdoms in India

The Vengi Chalukyas (Eastern Chalukyas) who ruled Andhra from the 7th century to the 11th. century and the Yadava Dynasty of Devagiri who ruled western India during 850-1320 C.E. were of Karnataka origin and encouraged Kannada language and literature in those regions for a significant period before switching to local languages.

Cultural influence

Karnataka had become a major cultural center at this time. Karnataka custons (fashions, coins, fans etc) were copied as far as Kashmir. King Harsha of Kashmir, who was a patron of culture, copied Karnataka customs, as mentioned by Kalhana in his Rajatarangini.

Religious impact

Religious influence...
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