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Kakatiya Dynasty UPSC NOTE


  • The Kakatiya dynasty was a Telugu dynasty that ruled most of eastern Deccan region between 12th and 14th centuries.

  • Their territory comprised much of the present day Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and parts of eastern Karnataka, northern Tamil Nadu, and southern Odisha.

  • Their capital was Orugallu, now known as Warangal.

  • Early Kakatiya rulers served as feudatories to Rashtrakutas and Western Chalukyas for more than two centuries. 

  • They assumed sovereignty under Prataparudra I in 1163 CE by suppressing other Chalukya subordinates in the Telangana region.

  • Rudrama Devi was a Kakatiya queen.

  • Marco Polo, who visited India around 1289–1293, made note of Rudrama Devi's rule and nature in flattering terms.

  • They recruited peasants into the military which resulted in a new warrior class and provided social mobility. 

  • Kakatiya era also saw the development of a distinct style of architecture which improved and innovative upon the existing modes.

  • Most notable examples are the Thousand Pillar Temple in Hanamkonda, Ramappa Temple in Palampet, Warangal Fort, Golconda Fort and Kota Gullu in Ghanpur.

  • Golconda Fort in Hyderabad (Telangana) was also constructed by the Kakatiya rulers.

    • Later, it became the capital of the Qutb Shahi kings, who ruled from CE 1518-1687.



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Kakatiya Dynasty UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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