Q. The term “Vendar” was associated with which of the following?

[A] Merchant guilds

[B] Crowned kings

[C] Village head

[D] Slave labors

Answer: A

Explanation: The southern end of the Indian peninsula situated south of the Krishna River was divided amongst three early kingdoms and many chieftains wherein the chieftainship was hereditary.

The important vendar (crowned kings) who dominated the Tamilakam region during the Sangam Age were the Pandyas in the valleys of the Tamrapani (Sri Lanka) and Vaigai, the Cholas in the lower Krishna valley, and the Cheras on the Kerala coast.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT