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Merge with Chola Dynasty
I agree and support
Historically speaking, first the Pandyas, the Andhras (I feel they are the original Dravidas - but will not claim I am correct), the Cholas and the Cheras definitely deserve mention among the oldest kingdoms of India (which continued into the new age or the AD era). The Puranas and especially the epics, Mahabharat and Ramayan mention them. Pandyas of Madurai in any case are universally agreed upon as the Oldest known Indian empire (not a Kingdom mainly because they occupied parts out of their own territory even during the BC era like Thamiraparani which is nothing but modern Sri Lanka) and Cholas were their closest contemporaries. Ashokan edicts of 272 BC also continue the same theme, mentioning the Cholas, Pandyas and the Cheras as independent empires on the southern boundaries of the Magadha empire.
Without wanting to elaborate anything further, I am absolutely convinced that inclusion of relevant portions of this particular article (if not the whole article itself) with the main Chola Dynasty article would go a long way in enhancing the quality of that article.
Other contributors may also come up with their views.