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Rare Renati Chola era inscription unearthed

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  • September 1, 2020
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Rare Renati Chola era inscription unearthed

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Art and Culture

In News:

  • A rare inscription dating back to the Renati Chola era has been unearthed. 
  • Location: Remote village of Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh. 

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Key takeaways 

  • It was found engraved on a dolomite slab and shale. 
  • It was written in archaic Telugu, which was readable in 25 lines
  • It was assigned to the 8th Century A.D., when the region was under the rule of the Chola Maharaja of Renadu.

Important value additions 

Renati Cholas

  • The Telugu Cholas of Renadu (also called as Renati Cholas) ruled over Renadu region, the present day Cuddapah district. 
  • They were originally independent, later forced to the suzerainty of the Eastern Chalukyas. 
  • They had the unique honour of using the Telugu language in their inscriptions belonging to the 6th and 8th centuries.
  • The inscriptions at Gandikota at Jammulamadugu and Proddatur are proof of this fact. 

Do you know? 

  • Suzerainty is a relationship in which one state controls the foreign policy and relations of a tributary state, while allowing the tributary state to have internal autonomy. 

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