What are cholas?

Some articles on cholas, chola:

Sudi - History - Inscriptions
... The Cholas claim to have captured a large number of Chalukya feudatory princes with their women and sacked and have burnt Mannandippai ... constitution ( which had partly broken down in the stress of the war with the Cholas) ... The Chola king was killed at Koppam, but the Chalukyas were also pushed back from there by Rajendra ...
Chola Kingdom - History
... The history of the Cholas falls into four periods the early Cholas of the Sangam literature, the interregnum between the fall of the Sangam Cholas and the rise of the medieval Cholas under Vijayalaya (c. 848), the dynasty of Vijayalaya, and finally the Later Chola dynasty of Kulothunga Chola I from the third quarter of the 11th century ...
Chola Navy - History
... proverb could be still true if not for the periods of Chola Empire whose actions heralded India's Naval domination of the sub-continent and beyond ... Historians divide the Chola Reign into three distinct phases ... The first era is the period of Early Cholas.The second phase is of Vijalaya Cholas and the final phase in the empire was the Chalukya Chola period ...
Uraiyur
... located near the city of Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu, India, was the capital of the early Cholas, who were one of the three main kingdoms of the ancient Tamil country ... There is definite mention of the Cholas, whose founder was Vijayalaya and their capital in Asokan inscriptions in Orissa pushing back the antiquity of the Cholas as well as Uraiyur to 272–2 ... and the Satavahanas describe Urayur as "the citadel and centre of the Cholas" ...
Tiruchirapalli
... antiquity and has been ruled, at different times, by the Early Cholas, Early Pandyas, Pallavas, Medieval Cholas, Later Cholas, Later Pandyas, Delhi Sultanate ... important town of Uraiyur which served as the capital of the Early Cholas is a suburb of Tiruchirappalli ...