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Emergence of Provincial kingdoms

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List of Important Rajput Kingdoms, Capital and Founder

Feb 6, 2017

The emergence of Rajputs was the outcomes of the death of Harshavardhana and the breakup of Pratihara Empire. They dominated the Indian political scene nearly 500 years from the 7th century. They belong to the patrilineal clans of the Indian subcontinent. They rule over Rajasthan, Saurashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar as warriors, entrepreneurs, and zamindar (land owners).

The Bahmani Kingdom

Oct 21, 2015

The Bahmani Kingdom was founded by Alauddin Bahman Shah in the 1347 AD. With its capital at Gulbarga and later Bidar a total of eighteen Sultans ruled over this kingdom. Often at war with the neighboring Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagara, the Bahamanis disintegrated into independent sultanates called Deccan sultanates after the attack of Krishnadeva Raya and the death of the great Wazir of Bahmani Sultanate Mahmud Gawan.

Architecture and Literature during Vijayanagara Empire

Sep 4, 2015

The patronage of the Vijayanagara dynasty to literature and architecture was great with contribution from the royalty too. Prominence of regional languages in explaining topics like religion, poetry, general life, professions, science, skills and devotion is seen with translations around different time frames.

The Architecture of the era had a cultural amalgamation from several decades and depicted an Islamic touch. Temples, courts and general civic architecture depicts beautiful intricate moldings and engravings with the use of granite and bright colors.

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