Category:Kalinga, India

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Kalinga (Odia:କଳିଙ୍ଗ, Devnagari:कलिंग) was an early kingdom in central-eastern India, which comprised most of the modern state of Orissa as well as some northern areas of the bordering state of Andhra Pradesh. The region was scene of the bloody Kalinga War fought by the Maurya Emperor Ashoka around 265 BCE.