Jan 20, 2017

Review: Sri Harsha of Kanauj: A Monograph on the History of India in the First Half of the 7th Century A.D.

Sri Harsha of Kanauj: A Monograph on the History of India in the First Half of the 7th Century A.D. Sri Harsha of Kanauj: A Monograph on the History of India in the First Half of the 7th Century A.D. by K.M. Panikkar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I came to know about this book from Facebook page of Indian History. I liked Harshavardhana from my school days. I still remember the life of Harsha and his sister Rajyasri, through the teachings of my history teacher.

Contemporary of South Indian King Narasimha Varman, this book has given some insight into the life and times of Harsha. Bana's Harsha Charita and accounts of Chinese traveller Hueing Tsang has shed more light on the life of the king.

I was taken aback when I came to know that Harsha did not married, he is the last Hindu Emperor. After his time the Mohamedan conquered India. Not only the author covered about Harsha but also about the Nalanda university. The 7th Century is a period, India was advanced in studies, rule and way of life.


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