city of Vanji much booty from these campaigns. Karuvur was in fact Vanji.
The discovery of Chera inscriptions near Karur, and of thousands of Roman
coins in Karur and its neighbourhood and Ptolemy’s statements that the
inland city of Korura was the Chera capital also point to the same conclusion.
Another Chera prince deserving mention is Mandaranjeral lrumporai (AD
210). He was captured by his Pandya contemporary Nedunjeliyan in a battle
between the two.
Ports during Sangam Age
Polity and Administration
Nature of Polity
Though hereditary monarchy was the prevailing form of government,
disputed successions and civil wars were not unknown. The king was in all