Indian History

Vainyagupta - Gupta Dynasty - Second Last Ruler of Gupta Dyansty - Ruled Alongside Bhanugupta - 529 AD - 548 AD

Vainyagupta – Son of Purugupta – Co-ruled Gupta Dynasty with Bhanugupta – Second Last Ruler of Gupta Dynasty – 529 AD – 548 AD

Vainyagupta – Introduction Vainyagupta succeed Vishnugupta in 529 CE. It is unclear on how long exactly Vainyagupta was a Gupta king. We do know that he was the second last Gupta King, and that Vainyagupta is known as a lesser Gupta king. We know some details about his personal life, […]

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Budhagupta - Later Ruler of Gupta Dyansty - 476 AD - 495 AD

Budhagupta – Later Ruler of Gupta Dyansty – Successor of Kumaragupta II – 476 AD – 495 AD

Budhagupta – Introduction King Budhagupta was one of the last rulers of the Gupta Empire, Budhagupta was, to be specific, the sixth last king of the Gupta Empire. The Gupta Empire was one of India’s most successful ruling dynasties, and their success is known through their kings, such as king […]

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Malayaketu - King of Punjab after Porus 315 BC - 299 BC

Malayaketu – Successor of Porus of Punjab – Regained Punjab from Eudemus – Overthrown Dhananada – 315 BC – 299 BC

Malayaketu is considered as the ruler of Punjab from 315 BC – 299 BC. Malayaketu played a crucial role along with Chanakya and Chandragupta Maurya to overthrow the Nanda Dynasty of Magadha. Malayaketu is also known for a number of wars with Yavanas or Indo-Greeks who constantly raided the Punjab […]

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Queen Nadini - Niadrus-  First Wife of Chandragupta Maurya

Queen Nandini – Queen Niadrus – Chandravansham Nandini – First wife of Chandragupta Maurya – Daughter of Dhanananda – Princess of Chandravanshi Clan and Nanda Dynasty – 337 BC – 265 BC

Queen Chandra Nandini or ‘Niadrus’ is considered as the princess of Chandravanshi Clan Nanda Dynasty and daughter of Nanda Dynasty. Queen Nandini was one of the three daughters of Dhanananda, the ruler of the Great Nanda Dynasty which ruled Northern India around 322 BC. According to reference in Jain Literatures […]

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Queen Kashibai - Jewellery of the Princess

Peshwa Bai Kashibai – Wife of Peshwa Baji Rao I – Mother of Balaji Bajirao – Born to father Mahadji Krishna Joshi and her mother Shuibai – 1705 AD – 1761 AD

Our history has given us many courageous and smart women who redefined the traditional convictions about women in unimaginable ways. Kashibai is one such lady of character who represented the 17th century women. Maratha history cannot forget the name of Kashibai who is often admired and adored for the role […]

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Mastani - Princess of Bundelkhand - Queen of Peshwa Bajirao I 1719 AD

Mastani – Muslim Queen of Peshwa Bajirao I – Princess of Bundelkhand Kingdom – Daughter of Maharaja Chatrasal – 1699 AD – 1740AD

Mastani would have remained as an unheard princess in the history books. The name ‘Mastani’ rings a bell with people who know about the courageous and charismatic Peshwa Bajirao I. Queen Mastani – Early Life Mastani was of royal lineage. She was said to be the daughter of Bundelkhand’s king, […]

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Peshwa Baji Rao - War of Bundelkhand - 1719 AD

Peshwa Bajirao I – Maratha Ruler who never lost a battle – Expanded Maratha Kingdom across Central India – Successor of Balaji Vishwanath – Father of Nanasaheb – 1700 AD – 1740 AD

Marathas are known for their fierce warriors who fought against Mughals and British in Indian history. Peshwa Bajirao I (18 August, 1700 – 28 April, 1740) was one such warrior who never lost a battle in his life time. In a short life span that he lived, he fought with […]

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Tishyaraksha died 238 BC, youngest and the last wife of Emperor Ashoka, also referred to as Tishyarakshita, Tissarakka and Tissarakbha

Tishyaraksha – Fifth and the last Queen of Ashoka – Interested in Prince Kunala – Death 238 BC

Maurya King Ashoka wives were religious, pious and well-wishers of Maurya Empire. However, his last and fifth wife Tishyaraksha is rather infamous in Maurya History for her ill deeds and cunning nature that led to the downfall of the greatest kingdom in Indian history.  Tishyaraksha is described as a destitute […]

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Asandhimitra - Most Beloved and Fourth Wife of Emperor Ashoka - 286 BC - 238 BC

Asandhimitra – Most Beloved and Fourth Wife of Emperor Ashoka – 286 BC – 238 BC

Mauryan Emperor Ashoka had married five women from various walks of life. However, he did not place all of them equally in his heart or in his imperial palace. Out of all his wives, Ashoka is said to have shared a deep bond with Devi who was his first wife […]

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Queen Padmavati - or Padmini - Wife of King Ashoka - Mother of Kunala - 266 AD

Queen Padmavati or Padmini – Third Wife of Emperor Ashoka – Mother of Kunala – Married to Ashoka 266 BC

Queen Padmavati name might have been lost in the pages of Mauryan history but her contribution to the aggressive dynasty which ruled the Indian soil from 322 to 185 BC is noteworthy. Queen Padmavati is best known as Emperor Ashoka’s third wife and the birth mother of Kunala who was assumed to […]

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