Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #chola

Most recents (4)

what to do? with sanghi boys around congressi brahminism of the past becomes something that is universally upheld as inclusive and most importantly as "legitimate history".. Ponniyin Selvan and the uncritical celebration of the brahmin man's imagination of #Chola history
Ponniyin Selvan is ultimately the imagination of Chola history by a brahmin man,who equally was an elite cultural nationalist- just like other brahmins who shaped ideas around CLASS-ical dance,music, literature of INDIA. Till date we celebrate this problematic work :/
And who &what is instrumental in bringing the brahmin man's imagination on big screen?It is again the same power structures that allowed us to celebrate ponniyin selvan as the greatest tamil novel. Brahmins&brahminism shaping ideas on history,culture, cinema continues in 2022
Read 3 tweets
The scholar who rediscovered ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ Raja Raja #Chola.

As #PonniyinSelvan1 hits the screens tomorrow, this might seem hard to believe: There was a time not too long ago when no one knew who Raja Raja was.

A thread
(1/10)
People were not even aware just around 115 years ago that Raja Raja was responsible for building the big temple in Thanjavur in the early 11th century.

Some believed it was the Sangam age ruler Karikala Chola, who lived around 1,000 years earlier, who built it.
(2/10)
It took the epigraphist and historian Venkayya to rediscover Raja Raja based on the inscriptions in the Thanjavur temple.
(3/10)
Read 10 tweets
A Thread on "Ancient Industries Of Poompuhar"

#Puhar (also known as #Poompuhar), #பூம்புகார் is a town in #Nagapattinam district in #TamilNadu. It was once a flourishing ancient port city known as #Kaveripoompattinam, which for a while served as the capital of the Early Cholas! Image
It is mentioned in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea!

#Kaveripoompattinam was a beautiful maritime city of the #Sangam age, situated at the confluence of the river #Kaveri with the Bay of Bengal! Image
It served as the centre of Political, Cultural and Commercial activities of the Ancient Tamils!

There were references of its flourishing trade, planned layout, beautiful building and harbour area from the early Tamil works such as #Pattinappalai #Manimekalai & #Silappathikaram!
Read 18 tweets
A Thread on "Trade Relations between Tamil Nadu and South East Asia as Gleaned from Inscriptions...!"

The Commercial and Cultural contacts between Tamil Nadu and South East Asian Countries seem to have existed even from the beginning of the Christian era!
#Sangam Literatures say that the import & export of articles between these countries had happened in great vigour through the ports located on the Coromandal coast, viz #Kollam, #Eyilpattinam, #Kaviripumpattinam, #Tondi, #Marungurpattinam (#Alagankulam), #Korkai and #Kanyakumari!
The author of the Periplus of the Erythrean Sea describes the ports of the Coromandal coast as follows. “Among the market-towns of these countries and harbour where the ships put in from Damirica and from the north, the most important are, in order as they lie, first Camara...1/2
Read 40 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!