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The Supra-regional Orbits of the North and the South

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in The Geopolitical Orbits of Ancient India

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780198069898
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080052 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069898.003.0005
The Supra-regional Orbits of the North and the South

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The history of the Deccan was essentially the history of the Rashtrakutas for more than 200 years between ad 753 and ad 975. There was war throughout the history of the Rashtrakuta dynasty. But even then an equilibrium was maintained and they remained the most powerful monarchs of the subcontinent of their time. Under them, just as under the western Chalukyas before them, the Deccan and the adjoining regions like Malwa and the south assumed a distinctive importance of their own. In the second quarter of the eighth century ad, the Gurjara-Pratiharas under Nagabhata I came into prominence. There is no doubt that Malwa and parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat were within Nagabhata's kingdom. During the eighth–tenth centuries ad, Orissa saw the advent of a number of dynasties, including the Bhaumakara dynasty which rose in the middle of the eighth century ad.

Keywords: Deccan; Rashtrakutas; Malwa; Gurjara-Pratiharas; Rajasthan; Gujarat; Orissa; Chalukyas; Bhaumakara dynasty; Nagabhata

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Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE)

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