Historical Geography of Natu in South India with Special Reference to Kerala

  title={Historical Geography of Natu in South India with Special Reference to Kerala},
  author={K. N. Ganesh},
  journal={Indian Historical Review},
  pages={21 - 3}
  • K. Ganesh
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • History
  • Indian Historical Review
Natus, as agricultural regions that went into the making of the medieval south Indian states, have already been well researched. While natu has been identified as Vellanvagai villages, distinct from the Brahmadeyas, it has been pointed out that natu also developed as a region controlled by the chiefs. Historians have argued that natu in Kerala developed more as political entities, comparable to the rashtra under the Rashtrakutas and padi under the Colas. Close examination of the natus in Kerala… 

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