The Ramachandra we don’t know – Did Alauddin Khilji ever reach Devagiri?

Barani writes, At Bhilsan ‘Alauddin had heard of the elephants and wealth of Deogir and enquired about the routes to that place. He had resolved to collect a large army at Karra for an attack on Deogir without informing the Sultan. Find­ing the Sultan more kind and affectionate than ever, he applied for some delay… Read More The Ramachandra we don’t know – Did Alauddin Khilji ever reach Devagiri?

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Kakatiyas defeating Ala-ud-din Khilji – The Ramifications

Barani writes, “In the first expedition the Malik Naib Kafur Hazardinari was sent to Deogir with the amirs and maliks and the red canopy. Khwaja Haji, the Naib ‘Arz i Mumalik, was also sent with him to look after the administration of the army and the collection of elephants and treasures. No army had been… Read More Kakatiyas defeating Ala-ud-din Khilji – The Ramifications

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Kakatiyas defeating Ala-ud-din Khilji – The Ramifications

Barani writes, “In the first expedition the Malik Naib Kafur Hazardinari was sent to Deogir with the amirs and maliks and the red canopy. Khwaja Haji, the Naib ‘Arz i Mumalik, was also sent with him to look after the administration of the army and the collection of elephants and treasures. No army had been… Read More Kakatiyas defeating Ala-ud-din Khilji – The Ramifications

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Varahamihira’s Saka Era – Is it 78 AD?

Varahamihira in Brihatsamhita writes, And Kalhana builds upon this. Going by the traditional Saka Era starting in 78 AD, we are seeing a difference of around 700 years between the current Saka Era and the Saka era mentioned by Varahamihira. Saka Era represents the victory of Indians over Western Kshatraps or in simpler terms, Western… Read More Varahamihira’s Saka Era – Is it 78 AD?

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