Deccan Plateau

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The Deccan Plateau is a large plateau in western and southern India.wikipedia
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Indo-Gangetic Plain

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It is separated from the Gangetic plain to the north by the Satpura and Vindhya Ranges, which form its northern boundary.

Dynasty

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The Deccan produced some of the major dynasties in Indian history including Pallavas, Satavahana, Vakataka, Chalukya, and Rashtrakuta dynasties, the Western Chalukya, the Kadamba Dynasty, Kakatiya Empire, Kamma Nayakas, Vijayanagara and Maratha empires and the Muslim Bahmani Sultanate, Deccan Sultanate, and the Nizam of Hyderabad.

Pallava dynasty

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The Deccan produced some of the major dynasties in Indian history including Pallavas, Satavahana, Vakataka, Chalukya, and Rashtrakuta dynasties, the Western Chalukya, the Kadamba Dynasty, Kakatiya Empire, Kamma Nayakas, Vijayanagara and Maratha empires and the Muslim Bahmani Sultanate, Deccan Sultanate, and the Nizam of Hyderabad.

Musunuri Nayakas

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The Deccan produced some of the major dynasties in Indian history including Pallavas, Satavahana, Vakataka, Chalukya, and Rashtrakuta dynasties, the Western Chalukya, the Kadamba Dynasty, Kakatiya Empire, Kamma Nayakas, Vijayanagara and Maratha empires and the Muslim Bahmani Sultanate, Deccan Sultanate, and the Nizam of Hyderabad.

Prakrit

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The name Deccan is an anglicised form of the Prakrit word ' or ', itself derived from the Sanskrit word (meaning "southern"), as the Deccan Plateau is located in the southern part of the subcontinent.

Sanskrit

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The name Deccan is an anglicised form of the Prakrit word ' or ', itself derived from the Sanskrit word (meaning "southern"), as the Deccan Plateau is located in the southern part of the subcontinent.

Table (landform)

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According to one geographical definition, it is the peninsular tableland lying to the south of the Tropic of Cancer.

Tropic of Cancer

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According to one geographical definition, it is the peninsular tableland lying to the south of the Tropic of Cancer.

Contour line

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Its outer boundary is marked by the 300 m contour line, with Vindhya-Kaimur watersheds in the north.

Kaimur Range

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Its outer boundary is marked by the 300 m contour line, with Vindhya-Kaimur watersheds in the north.

Drainage divide

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Its outer boundary is marked by the 300 m contour line, with Vindhya-Kaimur watersheds in the north.

Igneous rock

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This area can be sub-divided into two major geologic-physiographic regions: an igneous rock plateau with fertile black soil, and a gneiss peneplain with infertile red soil, interrupted by several hills.

Gneiss

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This area can be sub-divided into two major geologic-physiographic regions: an igneous rock plateau with fertile black soil, and a gneiss peneplain with infertile red soil, interrupted by several hills.

Peneplain

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This area can be sub-divided into two major geologic-physiographic regions: an igneous rock plateau with fertile black soil, and a gneiss peneplain with infertile red soil, interrupted by several hills.

Red soil

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This area can be sub-divided into two major geologic-physiographic regions: an igneous rock plateau with fertile black soil, and a gneiss peneplain with infertile red soil, interrupted by several hills.

Marathi language

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These definitions range from a narrow one by R. G. Bhandarkar (1920), who defines Deccan as the Marathi-speaking area lying between the Godavari and the Krishna rivers, to a broad one by K. M. Panikkar (1969), who defines it as the entire Indian peninsula to the south of the Vindhyas. Firishta (16th century) defined Deccan as the territory inhabited by the native speakers of Kannada, Marathi, and Telugu languages.

Krishna River

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These definitions range from a narrow one by R. G. Bhandarkar (1920), who defines Deccan as the Marathi-speaking area lying between the Godavari and the Krishna rivers, to a broad one by K. M. Panikkar (1969), who defines it as the entire Indian peninsula to the south of the Vindhyas. Most of the central plateau is drained by the Tungabhadra River, Krishna River and its tributaries, including the Bhima River, which also run east.

K. M. Panikkar

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These definitions range from a narrow one by R. G. Bhandarkar (1920), who defines Deccan as the Marathi-speaking area lying between the Godavari and the Krishna rivers, to a broad one by K. M. Panikkar (1969), who defines it as the entire Indian peninsula to the south of the Vindhyas.

Firishta

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Firishta (16th century) defined Deccan as the territory inhabited by the native speakers of Kannada, Marathi, and Telugu languages.

Kannada

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Firishta (16th century) defined Deccan as the territory inhabited by the native speakers of Kannada, Marathi, and Telugu languages.

Stewart N. Gordon

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Stewart N. Gordon (1998) notes that historically, the term "Deccan" had the overtones of an area considered suitable for conquest by northern kingdoms: the northern border of Deccan has thus varied from Tapti River in north to Godavari River in south, depending on the southern boundary of the northern empires.

Tapti River

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Stewart N. Gordon (1998) notes that historically, the term "Deccan" had the overtones of an area considered suitable for conquest by northern kingdoms: the northern border of Deccan has thus varied from Tapti River in north to Godavari River in south, depending on the southern boundary of the northern empires.

Bay of Bengal

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Its forests are also relatively dry but serve to retain the rain to form streams that feed into rivers that flow into basins and then into the Bay of Bengal.

Indravati River

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Most of the northern part of the plateau is drained by the Godavari River and its tributaries, including the Indravati River, starting from the Western Ghats and flowing east towards the Bay of Bengal.

Tungabhadra River

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Most of the central plateau is drained by the Tungabhadra River, Krishna River and its tributaries, including the Bhima River, which also run east.