The history of Karnataka is really engrossing. This state lying in the south of India was ruled and invaded by many different rulers at different point of time in history. Karnataka, the Technological hub of Modern India owes its winning spree to the prehistoric times. Since the prehistoric ages Karnataka emerged victorious in setting in vibrant civilization. The early inhabitants of Karnataka knew the use of iron even before 1200 B.C. far earlier than the North of India as had been revealed at Hallur in Dhaward district.
Dynasties of Karnataka:Karnataka witnessed the rise and fall of many empires. The early rulers of Karnataka were predominantly from North India. Karnataka were subject to the rule of the Nandas and the Mauryas.
The Kadambas, The Gangas and Badami Chalukyas were some of the leading rulers to set their dynasty in Karnataka. The empire of the Rastrakutas, Kalyana Chalukyas, Sevunas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagaras set new foray for the state.
The Marathas came to have control over the northern districts of Karnataka after the fall of the Mughals in Karnataka. They were considered to be the latest rulers from India to have set victory in the soil of Karnataka. Karnataka came under British rule after the overthrow of Tipu Sultan, in 1799 and the Marathas in 1818. After having been subjected to a number of administrations during the British rule, Karnataka became a single consolidated state in 1956.