Showing posts with label Pratihara. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pratihara. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Was Jayapala?


Jayapala (d. 1001) was one of the final Pratihara rulers, a northern Indian dynasty with its capital at Kanyakubja on the Ganges River.

The Turkish emirs, particularly Mahmud of Ghazni, who had established in modern-day Afghanistan, were threatening the split Hindu kingdoms in northern India by Jayapala's time.

In a fight with Mahmud, Jayapala was beaten and imprisoned, and he eventually committed suicide; a short time later, Jayapala's son Anandapala suffered a devastating loss, resulting in a near-total collapse of authority in northern India.

Mahmud was able to engage in virtually annual expeditions of plundering and plunder because to the lack of serious resistance.

 


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