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who controlled most of Bengal and
Bihar, was the third power involved in the three-sided conflict between
Rashtrakutas and Pratiharas over the control of Kanauj. Pala dynasty was
established by Gopala in the eighth century A.D. He attained renown from the
fact that he was not hereditary king but was elected.
During the rule of the so-called
Slave dynasty in India, the empire was divided into provincial units called
Paraganas placed under the charge of a military officer. Prakrit: This
language received royal patronage during the reign of Satavahanas.
was the Sanskrit poet who lived in
the court of Mahendrapala-I.
or rati is a weight between
1.5 to 3 Gunjas; between 5 to 8 grains of rice. It was the basic weight
(measure) in ancient India.
denoted the Arabiasn Sea in
ancient Indian historical geography.
is supposed to be the mythical
founder of Jainism.
was an additional levy of 10%,
which Shivaji demanded on the basis of his claim as the hereditary Sardeshmukh
(chief headman) of Maharashtra.
It was silver coin of the Mughals.
script: The Kashmiri language was
originally written in Sharada script.
was the first Turkish invader of
was a silver coin of the Sultanate
period of India.
Alberuniâ€™s work on India. It
contains observations on Indian civilization which are remarkably incisive and
was a tax collected by the
Gahadavalas during the early medieval India.
is regarded as unrivalled in his
knowledge of the basic principles of Ayurveda.
(or Badami): now in the Bijapur
district of Karnataka, where Pulakesin I, founder of the Chalukya dynasty in the
middle of the sixth century, established himself as lord of Vatapi or Badami
(capital of Chalukyas). It is wellknown for Chalukyan sculpture found in the
cave temples here.
the constant companion and
confidant of the hero in Sanskrit dramas, was nearly always a Brahmin.
University: was a great Tantrik
University founded by the Pala king Dharmapala in A.D. 810. It was a hotbed of
moral corruption, sorcery and idolatry. In A.D. 1198, the soldiers if Ikhtiar
Khilji raised the structure to the ground and killed every monk in the
Despatch of 1854: It related to
educational reforms. Lord Dalhousie took measures to carry out the scheme
embodied in the famous despatch of Sir Charles Wood (July 1854) which embraced
vernacular schools throughout the districts, and above all the glorious measures
of grants-in-aid to all schools, without reference to caste or creed.
was the south Indian dance
tradition that appeared for the first time in the Vijayanagar period. Zabti
System: was introduced by Akbar for land revenue administration. In Zabti
system, land was measured and assessment of land revenue was based upon
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