Hakkalu: 1 definition



Hakkalu means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Shodhganga: The society and politics in South Kanara 1500 AD to 1800 AD

Hakkalu refers to a classification of cultivated land according to inscriptions from South Canara (modern Dakshina Kannada).—Hakkalu is generally a high land cultivated without the aid of reservoirs. However, K.V. Ramesh thinks it as an elevated piece of ground covered with brushwood, a piece of dry land irrigated by rain and used for raising vegetables. It is rarely brought under regular cultivation. In South Kanara hakkalu generally referred as graying ground.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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