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Early Chauhan Dynasties

Early Chauhan Dynasties

Dasharatha Sharma

  • ISBN: 9788120804920, 8120804929
  • Year of Publication: 1975
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 100
  • Language: English
Rs. 200.00

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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