Lija Shaji
Assistant professor, PSMO College Tirurangadi
Abstract
Vizhinjam has cultural importance from the very ancient time and it was an inseparable part of Tamilakam. Vizhinjam from earlier times is a place of commercial and cultural importance. It was a marine town seaport and the capital of Ay kings who ruled the southern part of Kerala from 2th century to11th century AD. It was the most significant and well equipped in southern Travancore. Studies indicate that the Cholas and the Pandya’s frequently attacked the Ay kingdom because of Vizhinjam mercantile and naval significance. Until the 14th century Vizhinjam was under the control of Cholas and Pandyas. By the beginning of the 16th century Vizhinjam again began to gain prominence as a trading center for the Europeans. However today Vizhinjam remains mainly as a fishing village rather than a port or administrative center. In this paper I would like to analysis the Pandya-Chola conquest on Vizhinjam the medieval port in Kerala. The main objective of the study is to understand the geographical features of Vizhinjam and to analysis the conquest of Pandyas and Cholas with inscriptional and literary evidences
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EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)

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Published on : 2021-11-03

Vol : 7
Issue : 11
Month : November
Year : 2021
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