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Part 47 KASHMIR: A KINGDOM APART Section III: The End of Hindu Rule

  Canberra, 31 January 2016 During Harsha’s military expeditions two brothers, Uchchala and Sussala, from a collateral branch of Loharas, who were also minor commanders in the Kashmir army, attracted the king’s attention through their display of conspicuous bravery. He brought them back to the capital and installed them as privileged members of the royal […]

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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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