History of Andhra Pradesh
1-Andhra Pradesh is mentioned in Sanskrit epics such as Aitareya Brahmana (800 BCE).
2-Andhra Pradesh’s recorded history begins in the Vedic period.
3-In the sixth century BCE, Assaka was one of India’s sixteen kingdoms.
4- It was succeeded by the Satavahana dynasty (230 BCE-220 CE), who built the city of Amaravati.
5- In the late second century CE, the Andhra Ikshvakus ruled the eastern region along the Krishna River.
6-During the fourth century, the Pallava dynasty extended their rule from southern Andhra Pradesh to Tamilakam and established their capital at Kanchipuram.
7-Between 1163 and 1323 the Kakatiya dynasty emerged, bringing the Telugu region under unified rule.
8- Telugu language emerged as a literary medium with the writings of Nannayya.
9-The struggle for Andhra ended with the victory of the Musunuri Nayaks over the Turkic Delhi Sultanate.
10-The Telugu achieved independence under Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara Empire (1336–1646).
11-The British achieved supremacy when they defeated Maharaja Vijaya Rama Gajapati Raju of Vizianagaram in 1792.
12-Andhra’s modern foundation was laid in the struggle for Indian independence under Mohandas Gandhi.
13-Potti Sriramulu’s campaign for a state independent of the Madras Presidency and Tanguturi Prakasam Panthulu and Kandukuri Veeresalingam’s social-reform movements led to the formation of Andhra State, with Kurnool its capital and freedom-fighter Pantullu its first chief minister.
14-India became independent from the United Kingdom in 1947.
15- In 1956, Andhra State was merged with the Telugu-speaking portion of Hyderabad State to create the state of Andhra Pradesh.
16-The Lok Sabha approved the formation of Telangana from ten districts of Andhra Pradesh on 18 February 2014.
17-The script of the Bhattiprolu inscriptions was the progenitor of the Brahmi Lipi, which later diversified into modern Telugu and Tamil scripts.
18-According to Megasthenes, who visited the court of Chandragupta Maurya (322-297), the Andhras had 30 fortified towns and an army of 1,000,000 infantry, 2,000 cavalry and 1,000 elephants.
19-The court language used by the Satavahanas was Prakrit.
20-The Andhra Ikshvakus established a kingdom along the Krishna River in the second half of the second century CE. Their capital was Vijayapuri (Nagarjunakonda).
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