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Monsoons bring us rain in the spring and summer. However, during the dry months we need to irrigate our crops. We utilize dams, reservoirs, canals, and wells. One of our reservoirs covers 250 square miles.
One of our many reservoirs!
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We produce high-quality cotton textiles.
Some samples. Aren't they fab-u-lous?!
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We also LOVE maritime trade, so we have dhows and junks, which are large ships.
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We got Junks (in our trunks)
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Blog # 1
What's all this negative gossip about our government structure? Okay we do not have a 'tightly centralized' state. However, the villages have considerable autonomy as long as they maintain order and give us tax money.

Blog # 2
Yay! We are at our high point! We conquered Ceylon and parts of Southeast Asia. Also, our kings are avid builders of temples, which have been serving as places of worship and as centers of economic activity.

Blog # 3
Oh snap! Our lack of a 'tightly centralized' state probably contributed to our decline by the twelfth century.

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Chola Kingdom 850-1267 C.E.

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(Figure from the Chola Kingdom) Shiva crushes a dwarf demon, which symbolizes ignorance.

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Since we are located in the southern part of the India subcontinent, we escaped most of the invasions, chronic war, and turmoil that troubled the north. Instead, we focused on our passion of sailing. Everybody knows our navy dominates the waters from the South China Sea to the Arabian Sea. We have had rule over the Coromandel coast for more than four centuries!

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Our government officials do not enforce a set religion, however, people follow Hinduism, or Islam. Hinduism is predominated in southern India. Islam is more predominant in the north.

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