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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Which one of the following was a very important seaport in the Kakatiya kingdom?



Question Which one of the following was a very important seaport in the Kakatiya kingdom? [UPSC PRELIMS 2017]

(a) Kakinada
(b) Motupalli
(c) Machilipatnam (Masulipatnam)
(d) Nelluru

Answer: Machilipatnam (Masulipatnam)

Explanation: The Kakatiya dynasty was a South Indian dynasty whose capital was Orugallu, now known as Warangal. It was eventually conquered by the Delhi Sultanate.Marco Polo referred to the kingdom as Mutfili, which was the name for the area around a major port of the dynasty, now known as Masulipatnam.

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