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17 Facts About Reddy
Origin of the Reddy has been linked to the Rashtrakutas, although opinions vary.
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The Reddy dynasty ruled coastal and central Andhra for over a hundred years.
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Reddy chiefs were appointed as generals and soldiers under the Kakatiyas.
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Reddy feudatories fought against attacks from the Delhi sultanate and defended the region from coming under the Turkic rule.
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Reddy had been part of a coalition of Telugu rulers who overthrew the "foreign" ruler.
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The Reddy rulers exercised a policy of annexation and invasion of Kalinga.
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Veerabhadra Reddy allied himself with Vijayanagara ruler Devaraya II and defeated Kapilendra.
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The Gajapatis eventually lost control after the death of Kapilendra, and the territories of the former Reddy kingdom came under the control of the Vijayanagara Empire.
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The Reddy poligars were appointed to render military services in times of war, collect revenue from the populace and pay to the royal treasury.
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Immadi Venkata Reddy was recognised by the Golkonda sultan Abdullah Qutb Shah as a regular provider of military forces to the Golkonda armies.
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Reddy challenged the British and led an armed rebellion against the British East India company in 1846.
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Reddy's uprising was one of the earlier rebellions against the British rule in India, as it was 10 years before the famous Indian Rebellion of 1857.
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The Reddy landlords styled themselves as Desais, Doras and Patel.
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Reddy's tenure lasted almost 14 years and he commanded great respect among the public for his outstanding police administration.
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