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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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FROM INDUS TO INDEPENDENCE: A TREK THROUGH INDIAN HISTORY Part 8

Canberra 02 March 2013 THE FERMENT OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT (~600 to 250 BC) Section III Vardhamana Mahavira—Conqueror of the Spirit The Spread of Jainism A few decades after Siddhartha (who went on to become the Buddha) was born as a Sakya prince, another spiritual leader who would have great influence on the religious fabric of […]

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