|All of the states of India using the Telugu language (mapsofindia.com)|
|Students at Sri Venkateswara U., Tirupati|
|India The Boss (thehindu.com)|
The Hatigumpha inscription of Kharvela (180 BCE) indicates that the powerful Satavahana Dynasty established by Srimukha ruled over the Deccanin the last quarter of the third century. The Mughals invaded these lands after the rule of Chalukyas, Satavahanas, and Kakatiyas.
|Greater India (Maha Bharat) before partition|