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The Satavahana Empire

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By Pronali Mukherjee

The Sātavāhana Empire was an Indian line based from Dharanikota and Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh and in addition Junnar (Pune) and Prathisthan (Paithan) in Maharashtra.  The domain of the realm secured quite a bit of India from 230 BCE forward. Albeit there is some contention about when the administration arrived at an end, the most liberal appraisals recommend that it kept going around 450 years, until around 220 CE.

The Satavahanas are credited for setting up peace in the nation, opposing the surge of outsiders after the decay of Mauryan Empire.

The Sātavāhanas were vassals to the Mauryan administration until the decrease of the last. They are known for their support of Hinduism. The Sātavāhanas were early backers of Indian state coinage hit with pictures of their rulers. They framed a social scaffold and assumed an indispensable part in exchange and the exchange of thoughts and society to and from the Indo-Gangetic Plain toward the southern tip of India.

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They needed to contend with the Sungas and afterward the Kanvas of Magadha to set up their standard. Later, they assumed a significant part to secure a colossal piece of India against remote intruders like the Sakas, Yavanas and Pahlavas. Specifically their battles with the Western Kshatrapas continued for quite a while.

The colossal leaders of the Satavahana Dynasty Gautamiputra Satakarni and Sri Yajna Sātakarni had the capacity vanquish the outside intruders like the Western Kshatrapas and stop their development. In the third century CE the realm was split into smaller states. As indicated by old Sangam writing the Satavahana rulers were associated with the Tamil leaders of the Chera tradition, Chola line and Pandyan Dynasty to crush the remote intruders like the Scythians.

The Satavahana society was separated into four classes. This division was in view of financial movement and status. The top notch comprised of high authorities and feudatory boss who controlled over regions and areas. The worthless included unimportant officers like Amatyas Mahamatras and affluent dealers. In the second rate class were the white collar class people groups, for example, Vaidyas or doctors, journalists, workers, goldsmiths, perfumers and so forth.

The fourth and the last class were constituted of the most minimal employments, for example, woodworkers, metalworkers, anglers and nursery workers. There were the four divisions of the general public. The littlest unit was the family in which the eldest living part com­manded the best regard. He was known as the ‘Grihapati and was obeyed by the various individuals from the crew.

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Ladies were regarded. They were given advanced education and they joined in religious functions. A percentage of the rulers even added their mother’s name to their own particular name, for example, Gautamiputra, Vashishthiputra, Pulumavi, Kaushakiputra and so forth.

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