What was the role of Maratha kings in the fall of Vijaya Nagar Empire?


By Sunil Kumar Founded in 1336 after rebellions against Tughlaq Rule in the Deccan; the Vijaynagar empire was a mighty kingdom that sparked a cultural and artistic renaissance in South India. Harihara and Bukka who established the kingdom are generally …

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What did the title dewan mean in British Raj? Was he superior to the ruler? What powers did the dewan have?


By Sunil Kumar The original Persian title dewan meant an important government official, minister or ruler. It also refers to the chief revenue officer in a province or princely state. In the Indian context; the title of dewan or diwan …

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