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28 January 2017
Indian Ocean & Rajendra I 20.3.2015
TheIndian Oceanis the third largest of the world’s oceanic divisions, covering approximately 20 per cent of the water on the Earth’s surface. It has Asiain the North,Africa on theWest, Australiain theEastand Antarctica intheSouth.
The rise of Chola Dynastyin thePeninsular Indiaunfolded a new chapter in the annals of the country when for the first time any ruling dynasty endeavoured to conquer high seas and to expand its hegemony and dominance across the seas through development of a strong naval force. The Coronation ofRajendra Chola lin 1014 C.E. was an epoch making event in the history of the Indian subcontinent, and an important and bright chapter in the glorious history of Indian Ocean. Son of the great Rajaraja Chola 1, King Rajendrais credited with expanding theChola Empireacross the seas toSouth–East Asiaand to the North up to theGanges, with his navy, earning him the sobriquet‘Gangai Kondan’.