Author: Bindeshwari Prasad SinhaPublisher: Abhinav PublicationsYear: 275Language: EnglishPages: 287ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170170591
Magadha in ancient times was both Athens and Rome for India. While her leading role in the Buddhist, Maurya and the Gupta ages has been treated at length by leading historians of the East and the West, in the present work the dynamic though subdued part played by Magadha from the middle of the 5th century AD to the conquest by the Turko-Afghans has been dealt in depth and detail. The part played by the Later Guptas, the Maukharis and the Gaudas, immediately on the decline of the imperial Guptas, on the Indian chessboard is here laid out with singular clarity. Numerous cobwebs of political history of the subsequent periods have been cleared, and the paramount position of Magadha in the heyday of pala imperialism has been highlighted. The book will not only satisfy readers about the political vicissitudes of Magadha but of the whole of Northern India in the very exciting periods of India’s political history.
INTRODUCTION TRANSLITERATION TABLE ABBREVIATIONS War of Succession after Kumara Gupta-I Skanda Gupta Successors of Skanda Gupta The Later Guptas The Maukharis in Magadha The Gaudas in Magdha Restoration of the Later Gupta Dynasty The Palas in Magadha Magadha in cir 1038-1200 ADAppendices Genealogical SELECT BEBLIOGRAPHY INDEX GENEALOGICAL