Early Chauhan Dynasties

by Dasharatha Sharma


  • ISBN: 9788120804920, 8120804929
  • Year of Publication: 1975
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 100
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 895.00

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    In the present volume, for the first time, a connected history of the

    Chauhans, from their beginnings in Bhrgukachchha in eight century A.D. to

    the time of Ala-ud-din Khalji and Hammira in the fourteenth century has

    been presented. The author has shown that the Agnikula myth goes back to

    the Ramayana and is, in fact, traditional to Aryan Hindus. He also

    establishes conclusively that contrary to the common belief that India fell

    an easy prey to Muslim invaders, and the resistance of the Hindu rulers

    broke down after the defeat of Prthviraja, the descendants of the Chauhan

    Emperor, even after they lost Ajmer, continued to fight with determination

    for two hundred years.

    Considerable new light is also thrown on the relations between the

    Chaulukya Empire and the Chauhans of Sakambhari, especially during the

    reigns of Siddharaja and Kumarapala. A valuable portion of the book is

    devoted to the social and economic condition of the Chauhan territory

    during the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The enumeration and

    identification of the towns and villages in the country collected from the

    literature of the time is especially important. The names of the coins in

    use, the weights and measures will also be found very useful.

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