This book, deals with information afforded by epigraphical and literary sources bearing on the organization of administration, nature of state and sovereignty of kings and social life under the Early Chalukyas and to show primarily how they developed the political traditions of their predecessors, the Kadambas.
Karnataka, since historic times has been known for its rich traditions in polity as in the other fields of human achievements like art, architecture, economy, philosophy and religion. Karnataka held an eminent place by her contribution to culture as borne out by her history since the Nandas and Mauryas.
A comprehensive and critical study of the Early Chalukyas Administration is here made on the basis of original sources, published and unpublished epigraphical records from Lăța, Andhra, Satara, Pune, Konkana and Vidarbha, foreign writings like that of Tabari and Hiuen-Tsang, Indian literary works on administration and polity and works of modern scholars-foreign and Indian, relating to the original sources and also the various aspects of the history of the Chalukyas, a list of which is given in the bibliography, appendices and index to the book.
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