[INDOLOGY] Andhra toponymy

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Fri Jun 16 19:55:30 EDT 2017

"Tk" may be for "Taluk," though your online resource says it's a Tehsil.

The names of agraharams that I'm aware of in the Thanjavur district are not
abbreviated in the way you describe.  Rather, they seem to be named always
in full, even if long.

Thank you for villageinfo.in ! Wonderful resource.


Professor Dominik Wujastyk <http://ualberta.academia.edu/DominikWujastyk>

Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity

Department of History and Classics <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
University of Alberta, Canada

South Asia at the U of A:


On 15 June 2017 at 06:33, Arlo Griffiths via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Colleagues,
> I am looking to identify the modern coordinates of an epigraphic find spot
> in Andhra Pradesh for which data from colonial times indicate "Chikula
> agrahāra, East Godavari, Tuni Tk.". Searchuing with the name Chikulla or
> Chikulla I don't find anything. But within Tuni (mandal?) I have found a
> "Ch. Agraharam" (https://villageinfo.in/andhra-pradesh/east-godavari/
> tuni/ch-agraharam.html). This, I presume, must be my place.
> Is it common in AP nowadays not to spell out the name of agraharams? (It
> reminds me of the Telugu naming pattern with a first initial which is never
> spelt in full — although perhaps there is no connection.)
> Best wishes,
> Arlo
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