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The Chandela of Bundelkhand

Aug 25, 2015
The Chandela or Chandel is a Rajput clan in Central India. The word Chandela is said to have evolved from Chandratreya which is a mix of two words demonstrating the heredity, Chandra vamsa and Atreya gotra. An area of the Chandelas which was otherwise called Chandela Dynasty led a great part of the Bundelkhand district of central India for long period of time between the 10th and the thirteenth century AD. The Chandel dynasty is known in Indian history for Maharaja Rao Vidyadhara, who spurned the assaults of Mahmud of Ghazni.

Delhi Sultanate: Jalal ud din Khilji and Alauddin Khilji (Khilji Dynasty)

Jul 20, 2015
The founder of Khilji Dynasty was Jalal ud din Firuz Khilji. He killed the last descendent of Slave Dynasty ( Kaikubad-The grandson of Alauddin Khilji) and declared himself the sultan of Delhi sultanate at the age of 70 years in 1290 AD.

Mahmud Ghaznavi: Why he attacked 17 times on India ?

Jul 20, 2015
Mahmud Ghazni commonly known as Mahmud of Ghazni , who ruled Ghazni from 971 to 1030 AD.  So to plunder the wealth of India he made very first attack in 1001. He attacked India 17 times on India. He made his 16th attack on the Somnath temple in 1025 just to plunder the gold.

List of foreign travellers who visited the Vijayanagara Empire

May 29, 2014
From Ancient to Modern Indian History, Indian subcontinent encounter by foreign travellers and some of them left valuable accounts of their travels. These foreign accounts gave us a valuable objective document that will help us to understand the social-political-economic condition of a particular era. These travellers account cannot be understood without knowing their perception of writing. Here, we are giving the list of famous travellers who visited India during reign of different rulers of Vijayanagar Empire.

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