Rare Renati Chola era inscription unearthed
Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Art and Culture
- 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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- 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
- 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.