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King Porus

King Porus was the ruler of Kingdom of Paurava in Ancient India. The kingdom is located between Chenab and Jhelum River at Punjab. It is believed that King Porus reigned from 340 B.C to 317 B.C.King Porus fought with the Macedonian army…
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Battle of Hydaspes (Jhelum)

The battle of Hydaspes (also battle of Jhelum) was fought between Alexander the Great and King Porus on the bank of River Hydaspes (modern day Jhelum River). In the battle, the army of King Porus was defeated by the Macedonian army of…
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Conquests of Alexander in India

Introduction: In the spring of 327 B.C. Alexander the Great decided to cross the Hindkush mountain range and move forward for conquests in India. He was accompanied by a large army of more than 30,000 men.The army of Alexander marched…
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Why Alexander Invaded India

Alexander the Great decided to launch an invasion of India after inflicting the finishing blow on Emperor Darius III of Persia.Historical writers have given detailed accounts of conquests of Alexander the Great in India. But they didn’t…
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The Persian Invasion of India

Extent of conquests made in India by Cyrus: The founder of the Achaemenid Empire in Persia, Cyrus, led some campaigns to the east of Iran between 558 and 530 B.C. In course of these campaigns he probably invaded the Indian border­land.…
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Extent of Nanda Empire

The Nanda Empire was extended upto Kalinga. The southern frontier of the Nanda Empire did not limit itself to Kalinga. It extended over to the Asmaka country in the Godavari valley in Deccan.Whether the Nanda Empire extended still further…
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Mahapadma Nanda

Mahapadma NandaMahapadma Nanda was the founder of Nanda Empire in Magadha. Mahapadma Nanda was the first historical emperor of Northern India.Ancestors of Mahapadma NandaThe ancestry of the first Nanda is a controversial question. We…
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Ancient Indian Languages

Ancient Indian LanguagesWe do not have much information about the Ancient Indian Harrappan Languages. But the literary tradition of Ancient India clearly goes back more than 3000 years, and during this period was dominated by Sanskrit,…
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Ancient Indian Economy

The economy of Ancient India was mainly dependent on agriculture. Agriculture was the chief occupation of the ancient Indian people. More and more people engaged themselves in agricultural enterprises. As a result not only the existing…
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Status of Women in Vedic Age

The status of Women in early Rig Vedic society was very high. In Later Vedic period, the position that the women folk enjoyed in the early Vedic society, was not retained.  In Vedic society participation of wives was required in many…
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Who was Amoghavarsha?

Amoghavarsha was probably the best remembered of the Rashtrakuta kings. His long reign (814- 80) was not so eventful and militarily rather insignificant. But his reign was distinguished for royal patronage of the Jain religion. The Arab…
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Chola Kings of Chola Kingdom

The Cholas dynasty of Tanjore rose into power in the 9th century A.D. The founder of the Chola dynasty was a prince named Vijayalaya. His son, King Aditya defeated the contemporary Pallava king of Kanchi.The next important King, Rajaraja…
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Gurjara Pratiharas

Gurjara Pratiharas “Gurjara Pratiharas” means “the Pratihara clan of the Gurjaras”. Gurjara denotes some geographical unit of the modern Gujarat State in India. They are also sometimes referred to as “Imperial Pratiharas”.Early history:…
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Sasanka

Sasanka is the most famous among the Kings of Gauda, but little is known of his early life and circumstances in which he came to acquire the throne of Bengal. It was possible that he started his career as a feudatory either under the later…
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