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chola

(ˈtʃəʊlə)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) the conventional attire of Sikhs consisting of a long, loose shirt
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cho•la

(ˈtʃoʊ lə)

n., pl. -las.
(esp. Mexican-American) a teenage girl who associates with cholos.
[1975–80 < American Spanish, feminine of cholo]
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From Thiru Valluvar to Thiru Veerapan, from Periyar to Pink Floyd, Cholas to Chutney sambar, Pandyas to puree potato, we will martyr for our language.
"Being dynamic is nothing dynamic to Tamil Nadu which had centuries ago established itself strongly on the defence front through the Cholas who built ships to establish trade and cultural relationship with countries like Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand and helping India grow," she said.
There is evidence of a Tamil presence in the north of Sri Lanka since at least the third century BC, and in the following years, the Cholas, a South Indian dynasty, made inroads into the country's hinterland, establishing kingdoms that endured for centuries.
Mahabalipuram was a major seaport until the Cholas took control of the region.
The riches include diamonds, jewellery and other valuables offered by various dynasties ranging from Cholas and Chalukyas to Devrayas and even the Nizams of the Deccan.
Like Cynthia, Kathleen initially rejects the food her grandmother cooks, "things with funny names like alloo cholas and eggplant bhartha, all served over an endless supply of cumin-scented rice" (149) which she associates with "the Third World." In her efforts to be considered American, she must eat what all her teenage peers eat, that is, American fast food: "Kathleen is desperate for hamburger, pizza or a single mouthful of Uncle Ben's.
I am very happy to be here in the land of the great Cholas, who established India's historical civilisation links through trade and education."