Located on theDeccan Plateau in
the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India's
third most populous city and fifth-most populous urban
agglomeration. Bangalore is well known as a hub for
India's information technology sector. It is among the
top 10 preferred entrepreneurial locations in the world.
A succession of South Indian dynasties ruled the region
of Bangalore until in 1537 AD,Kempé Gowd?-a feudatory
ruler under the Vijayanagara Empire-established a mud
fort considered to be the foundation of modern Bangalore.
Following transitory occupation by the Mar?th?s and
Mughals, the city remained under the Mysore kingdom,
which is now a part of the Indian state of Karnataka.
Bangalore continued to be a cantonment of the British
and a major city of the Princely State of Mysore which
existed as a nominally sovereign entity of the British
Raj. Following the independence of India in 1947, Bangalore
became the capital of Mysore state, and remained capital
when the new Indian state of Karnataka was formed in