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Saw #PS2. The historical review follows. Qualitywise movie is watchable, (not a #Bahubali), totally @AishwaryaRaiWeb movie & not at all of the titular #PonniyinSelvan @jeyamravi3 . U kp waiting but his moment nvr arrives. Rather it looks like @chiyanvikram movie (1&2) all alng.
Script sticks to the narrative as in #Kalki novel without 1ce trying 2 course correct 4 historical accuracy anywhr. Hence ,inherits the same biases, inaccuracies of the novel alongwith a bit of overdramatisation. Hence it nvr bcmes the biopic of #RajaRajaChola some wud hv expctd
Letz start with characters. #Cholas are shown in full glory as a fledgling kingdom about to be an empire succeeding the #Pallavas for hegemony over South & surviving the #Rashtrakutas while fending of spirited challenge of #Pandyas down South. My Tamil frnds tell me that the..
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#RajaRajaChola The Cholas were the great Tamil kings who ruled the world, who crossed the sea and flew the Tiger flag of the Cholas. The reign of King #RajaRajaChola was one of the most important periods in the history of the Chola Empire.
The policies of the Chola dynasty, which saw a new upsurge in various fields of government, military, fine arts, architecture, temple building and literature were greatly embodied in his rule.
#RajaRajaChola built so many grand temples & monuments but we could not gjve him a properly built samadhi.
See the samadhi of Raja Raja chola built in a hut.
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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
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