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History of Kanauj to the Moslem Conquest

by R.S. Tripathi

  • ISBN Hardcover: 9788120804043, 812080404X
  • ISBN Paperback: 9788120804784, 8120804783
  • Year of Publication: 1989
  • Edition: 4th Reprint
  • No. of Pages: 444
  • Language: English
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    Kanauj is of high antiquity and renown. Founded long before the dawn of the

    Christian era, it first rose to importance in the sixth century a.d. when

    it became the capital of the Maukharis and when it grew rapidly in

    authority and influence till its conflict with later Guptas. This followed

    Harsa of Thaneswar assuming control of affairs in Kanauj. Harsa's death

    plunged Kanauj into anarchy and darkness that lasted for about half a

    century. However, as a result of the protracted campaigns of the next

    rulers, Pratiharas, Kanauj grew to enormous dimensions camprising

    territories as widely apart as Saurastra and North Bengal, Magadha and

    Rajputana till it fell from its high position because of armed adventures

    of Mahmud and then Sihabuddin Ghori. History of Kanauj presents, in short

    the story of this ancient realm which is full of political vicissitudes and

    ephemeral grandeur.