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Showing posts with label Rajatarangini. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is The Rajatarangini?

 

"River of Kings" is # Rajatarangini.

Kalhana, a Kashmiri poet, wrote a historical chronicle of the rulers of Kashmir in poetry.

The Rajatarangini is an extraordinarily detailed and accurate history of Kashmir and its political, social, and religious institutions; the text's sole flaw is that it ignores the outside world.

The Rajatarangini is one of the few indigenous Indian histories, and Kalhana's historical focus is rare for Indian authors.


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Hinduism - Who Is Kalhana? What Is The Rajatarangini?

 

Kalhana  (12th c.) - Rajatarangini ("River of Monarchs"), a lyrical history of Kashmir's kings, was written by a Kashmiri poet.

Kalhana's history of Kashmir and its political, social, and religious institutions is extraordinarily vivid and precise.

The sole flaw in the writing is that it pays little attention to the outer world.

Kalhana's focus on history is unique among Indian authors, and his chronicle is one of the few indigenous Indian histories.


 


You may also want to read more about Hinduism here.

Be sure to check out my writings on religion here.