21 Facts About South Indian


The majority of the people in South Indian India speak at least one of the four major Dravidian languages: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam .

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Major dynasties established in South Indian India include the Cheras, Cholas, Pandyas, Pallavas, Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Bahmani, Deccan Sultanates, Cochin, Kakatiyas, Kadambas, Hoysalas, Zamorin, Vijayanagara, Maratha, Travancore, Arakkal, and Mysore.

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Parts of South Indian India were colonized under Portuguese India, French India and the British Raj.

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South Indian India witnessed sustained growth in per-capita income and population, structural changes in the economy, an increased pace of technological innovation.

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South Indian India has the largest gross domestic product compared to other regions in India.

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South Indian India is known as Peninsular India, and has been known by several other names too.

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South Indian India is a peninsula in the shape of an inverted triangle bound by the Arabian Sea on the west, by the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Vindhya and Satpura ranges on the north.

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Important ecological regions of South Indian India are the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve – located at the conjunction of Karnataka, Kerala and, Tamil Nadu in the Nilgiri Hills – and the Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve - located at the conjunction of Kerala and, Tamil Nadu in the Agastya Mala hills - and the Cardamom Hills of Western Ghats.

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Eastern Naval Command and Southern Naval Command of the Indian Navy are headquartered at Visakhapatnam and Kochi, respectively.

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Some main crops cultivated in South Indian India include paddy, sorghum, pearl millet, pulses, ragi, sugarcane, mangoes, chilli, and cotton.

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Largest linguistic group in South Indian India is the Dravidian family of languages, of approximately 73 languages.

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Evidence of prehistoric religion in South Indian India comes from scattered Mesolithic rock paintings depicting dances and rituals, such as the Kupgal petroglyphs of eastern Karnataka, at Stone Age sites.

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The religious history of South Indian India is influenced by Hinduism quite notably during the medieval century.

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Politics in South Indian India is characterized by a mix of regional and national political parties.

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Coconut of South Indian origin was brought to the Americas by Portuguese merchants.

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Traditional music of South Indian India is known as Carnatic music, which includes rhythmic and structured music by composers such as Purandara Dasa, Kanaka Dasa, Tyagayya, Annamacharya, Baktha Ramadasu, Muthuswami Dikshitar, Shyama Shastri, Kshetrayya, Mysore Vasudevachar, and Swathi Thirunal.

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South Indian India is home to several distinct dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Andhra Natyam, Kathakali, Kerala Natanam, Koodiyattam, Margamkali, Mohiniaattam, Oppana, Ottamthullal, Theyyam, Vilasini Natyam, and Yakshagana.

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South Indian cinema has had an influence on politics of Tamil Nadu.

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South Indian India has an independent literary tradition dating back over 2500 years.

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The first known literature of South Indian India is the poetic Sangam literature, which was written in Tamil 2500 to 2100 years ago.

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South Indian India has two distinct styles of rock architecture, the Dravidian style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style of Karnataka.

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