Sastri, K. A. Nilakanta

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Sastri, K. A. Nilakanta


Born Aug. 12,1892. Indian historian. A Tamil by nationality.

Sastri is a moderately nationalistic member of the objectivist school. Most of his more than 15 books on Indian history deal with the southern part of the subcontinent. Sastri’s works are rich in factual material.


The Colas, 2nd ed. Madras, 1955.
A History of India, parts 1–3. Madras, 1950–52.
A History of South India, 2nd ed. London, 1958.
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