History of Kanauj: To the Moslem Conquest

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1989 - History - 420 pages
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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.
 

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An excellent,well researched book on one of the ancient city.

Contents

iii Variety of names
3
vi Later notices of Kanauj
15
ii Sources
24
vi Was Kanauj the capital of the Maukharis?
32
ii Some Maukhari dates
55
PART II
61
Chapter IV
78
Chapter V
100
vi Criminal administration
145
Chapter VII
151
Chapter IX
188
Section C
212
Chapter X
219
Chapter XI
255
iii Govindacandra 37
310
Chapter XIII
317

ii Conclusion about the extent
114
Note A An objection
120
Page
124
iii Alliances
132
iii Final disappearance of the kingdom of Kan
333
W Territorial divisions
344
i Religion
351
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