History of Mughalstan

Raveen Satkurunathan tawady at YAHOO.COM
Thu Aug 31 18:35:16 UTC 2000

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000 17:28:36 +0100, Anand M. Sharan <asharan at ENGR.MUN.CA>

>By the way, Ashoka's empire which he inherited from his grand father
>Chandragupta , who got it from the Nandas, extended into Afghanistan to
>Karnataka in the south, much bigger than present India .

But Tamil Nadu and Kerala were never part of any pan Indian “empires” till
the advent of British Raj, hence the current apprehensions in the current
Delhi “durbar” regarding the credentials of “Indian” Tamils as Indians
reflected in their foreign policy decisions with respect to Sri Lanka
(atleast) and also in many a discussions in this forum between those with
pan Indian “credentials” and with Tamil identity.


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