A Study on the Development of Economy and Taxation in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri District Epigraphy (With Special Reference to Imperial Cholas)
Present Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts are part of Thagadoor Nadu from the very beginning of Sangam Era. The Adiyan Clan was the ruler of this land. Great patron of Tamil and Philanthropist of Avvaiyar the greatest poetess of all times, Adiyaman Neduman Anji was one of the descendants of this peerless ruling family of Tamil country. Most of the historians believe that Adiyamans were Chieftains, ignoring the fact that Great Ashoka considered that Adiyamans (Satyapudras in Prakrit corruption) were at par with the other three rulers of Tamil country the Cheras, Cholas and Pandiyas.
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