The Pallavas

Introduction ## The Pallava kings ruled around the prosperous agrarian settlement and important trade centre of Kanchipuram on the southeast coast of India. ##Kanchipuram was well known to Chinese and Roman merchants.... Read more »

The Rashtrakutas

 Introduction : ## The rivalry between the Pratiharas and the Rashtrakutas proved to be destructive to both the dynasties. ## The Arab traveller Al￾Masudi who visited Kanauj recorded the enmity between the... Read more »

The Pala Dynasty

The Palas ##. After the death of Harsha, the Pratiharas (Jalore-Rajasthan), the Palas (Bengal) and the Rashtrakutas (Deccan) engaged in a triangular contest for the control of the Ganga–Yamuna doab and the... Read more »

Pushyabhuti dynasty or Vardhana Dynasty

Introduction ##  North India splintered into several warrior kingdoms after the downfall of the Gupta Empire. ##  Excepting in the areas that were subdued by the Huns (modern Punjab, Rajasthan and Malwa),... Read more »

Chanakya – Important Facts

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Gupta Dynasty and Their Administration

Introduction After the Mauryan empire, many small kingdoms rose and fell. In the period from c. 300 to 700 CE, a classical pattern of an imperial rule evolved, paving the way for... Read more »

Mauryan Empire and their Administration

Sources Of Mauryan Empire :  There are hardly any comprehensive contemporary accounts or literary works which refer to the Mauryan emperors though they are mentioned in various Buddhist and Jain texts as well... Read more »

Alexander’s Invasion in India

During Dana Nanda’s reign, Alexander invaded north-west India (327–325 BCE). In many ways, the invasion by Alexander is a watershed in Indian history. It marked the beginning of the interaction between India... Read more »

Haryanka Dynasty , Shishunagas and Nanda Dynasty

Rise of Magadha under the Haryanka Dynasty Among the 16 mahajanapadas, Kasi was initially powerful. However, Kosala became dominant later. A power struggle broke out between Magadha, Kosala, Vrijji and Avanti. Eventually... Read more »

Heterodox Sects

Heterodox Sects The ascetic wanderers and teachers attracted groups of followers and established various sects. Their philosophies encompassed antinomian (belief that divine grace takes away the necessity of obeying moral law), materialist... Read more »