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Indian History Part 47 KASHMIR: A KINGDOM APART Section II The Utpalas and the Loharas

  Canberra, 17 January 2016 Utpala was a powerful minister serving the Karkota dynasty and also the maternal uncle of Lalitaditya. He had unsuccessfully attempted to seize power during the confusion and anarchy following Lalitaditya’s death. Utpala’s grandson, Avantivarman, managed to usurp the throne at a time when the Karkotas had reached the nadir of […]

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Indian History Part 47 KASHMIR: A KINGDOM APART Section I: The Karkota Dynasty

  Canberra, 8 January 2016 The history of Kashmir is almost inextricably intertwined with the greater history of the broader region of which it forms a part—Central Asia, Afghanistan, China and Tibet—as much as it does of the Indian sub-continent. Kashmir by itself covers a large territory, which is mountainous, rugged and in places completely […]

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Canberra, 25 May 2014 Harsha-Vardhana’s death removed the last vestiges of restraint that had held back the disruptive forces that were knocking on the walls of the Empire. In an amazingly short span of time numerous petty states with volatile and flexible borders, ruled by ambitious and ruthless kings or chiefs were created—the entire region […]

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