Nayaka dynasties

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Nayaka dynasties emerged during the Kakatiyas and Vijayanagara Empire. The Nayakas were originally military governors under the Vijayanagara Empire. After the battle of Talikota, several of them declared themselves independent. The Nayaka kingdoms included the following:

Other Small Nayaka Kingdoms[edit]


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  2. ^ Noboru Karashima (ed). Kingship in Indian history, Issue 2 of Japanese studies on South Asia. Page 192.