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Indian History Part 32 Chalukyas of Badami Section V: DECLINE AND FALL

Singapore, 14 October 2014  Vinayaditya came to power after the death of his father, the great Vikramaditya I, and ruled an empire that was at peace with its neighbours. The focus of his rule was on building the kingdom back to its glory and to bring back the prosperity that was an acknowledged part of […]

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Indian History Part 32 Chalukyas of Badami Section III THE GLORY OF VIKRAMADITYA I

Canberra 12 September 2014 Pulakesin’s death in battle and the sacking of their capital Badami by the Pallavas were devastating blows to the Chalukya entity. After the defeat, the Chalukyas went into a self-imposed inward looking period and there is scant information of the events that transpired in the ensuing 13 years or so. The […]

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Part 30 THE RASHTRAKUTA DYNASTY

Section I THE DECCAN RASHTRAKUTAS  Canberra, 11 June 2014 The Rashtrakuta dynasty played an important role in the medieval history of India, from mid-6th century till their decline into irrelevance around the middle of the 13th century. The information available about this dynasty is in terms of inscriptions, copper plates and grants and coins that […]

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INDIAN HISTORY Part 27: THE CONTEMPORARY DYNASTIES

Canberra, 18 March 2014 THE CONTEMPORARY DYNASTIES The Imperial Guptas did not rule the entire sub-continent, their empire being fundamentally confined to the north of the Vindhya Mountain ranges. Although Samudra Gupta had gone as far south as the northern reaches of the Chera kingdom of Kerala in a triumphant conquering march, the effect of […]

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