Indian History

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Literature

Most of the Rajput princess were highly educated and they promoted the cause of learning.

Sanskrit and Prakrit received their patronage. Nalanda continued to be a great centre of learning.

The universities of Vikramasila and Uddantapuri were established by the kings of Bengal.

Paramara Bhoja established a college at Dhara. Bhoja and Lakshmana Sena were great poets.

Bhoja was the author of Ayurveda Sarvasva, Rajamriganka, Sabdhanusasana and Yuktikalpataru.

He patronized great literary men like Dhanika, Padmagupta, Dhananjaya and Amitagati.

The most important kavyas of this period were Magha`s Sisupalavadha and Sri Harsha`s Naishadhacharithra.

Jayadeva wrote the famous Gitagovinda. Bhavabhuti was a great dramatist of this period.

Bhatti wrote Ravanavadha.

This age also produced abundant historical works.

Navasasankacharitha of Padmagupta and Kalhana`s Rajatarangini are the oustanding historical works of this age.

Bhaskaracharya`s Siddhantasiromani was a work on mathematics and astronomy.

It is to be noted that it was during the Rajput period that the modern vernacular languages like Hindi, Marati, Gujarati and Bengali made a great progress.

Many vernacular literatures came into existence.

Karpuramanjari was written by Rajasekara.

Sarangadeva wrote Sangitaratnakaram.

Chandbaradai wrote Prithviraj Raso.

Rajatarangini was written by Kalhana.

Rajasthan Kathavali was written by Kalnal Tod.