What is the history of Andhra Pradesh?
Posted on Feb 07, 2014 by sushma.yadav
In the history, trace of Andhra Pradesh can be felt back from the 2nd century BC, when Satavahana Empire also known to be Andhra, ruled in Deccan Plateau. During the 3rd century BC the Buddha’s teachings left its mark over the region. Many Buddhist monuments were built during that period. During the period of Chalukyas, between 7th and 10th century the Dravidian style of architecture prevailed in the region. In the 11th century with the merger of the Chalukyas and the Chola dynasties, and after that the rule of the Kakatiyas came into existence. The Kakatiyas then brought into existence the concept of the temples which had pillars. These pillared temples gave a new name to the religious architecture of the temples of South India.
By 16th century Islamic Qutb Shahi dynasty ruled over the region, and by 1687 Aurangzeb the Mughal Emperor replaced them. During 18th century the Nizams ruled and then came the British and French. After the independence in 1947 it was the part of independent India. And in 1956 the state of Andhra Pradesh was created as the amalgamation of Telugu speaking and Urdu speaking areas.