Everything about it is great. We are the first in many things...we saw a new oversea religion Christianity to arrive, we saw first marine traders ...we also welcomed many European ...as traders. We are first ppl to stand against congress...Kerala communist, Karnataka Ramakrishna hedge, Dravidian parties...when whole of India...was with congress..modern days. IT hub...till day no communal riots except Hyderabad ....
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The history of South India covers a span of over four thousand years during which the region saw the rise and fall of a number of dynasties and empires. The period of known history of the region begins with the ancient period during which the great king Ashoka ruled over most of the Indian subcontinent. The dynasties of Satavahana, Chalukya, Pallava, Rashtrakuta, Chera, Chola, Pandya, Kakatiya and Hoysala were at their peak during various periods of history. These kingdoms constantly fought amongst each other and against external forces when Muslim armies invaded south India. Vijayanagara empire rose in response to the Muslim intervention and covered the most of south India and acted as a bulwark against Mughal expansion into the south. When the European powers arrived during the sixteenth century CE, the southern kingdoms were not powerful enough to resist the new threat and eventually succumbed to British occupation. The British created the Madras Presidency which covered most of sou