The Chola Empire was a Tamil empire of southern India that stretched from the Kaveri River delta in the north to the tip of Sri Lanka in the south. The Cholas were a powerful naval force and controlled much of the Indian Ocean trade. They were also patrons of art and architecture, and their temples are some of the most impressive in India.
The Chola Empire was a major power in South Asia for over 500 years. It was a time of great cultural and economic development, and the Cholas left a lasting legacy on the region.
In this episode hosted by Varun Ravichandran, Jeysundhar explains what sets the Cholan temples apart from the rest, how they operated and managed their naval fleets and maritime trade with neighboring nations.