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Mint Marks of Republic India Coins

Mint Marks of Republic India Coins

Mint Marks on Republic India Coins There are 4 mints in India. Kolkata and Mumbai were the earliest of the mints established in India. Hyderabad was the third mint, which was followed by Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Kolkata mint was the first mint established in India in year 1757. Since it was the first mint of […]

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Kashmir Lohara Dynasty

Kashmir Lohara Dynasty

Ksemagupta, King of Kashmir and Didda Rani princess of Lohara dynasty got married, this marriage united Kashmir and Lohara Kings. Didda Rani was so clever, she transfixed the King Ksemagupta and had wholly engrossed his mind such that she had considerable influence in state affairs and the King even carved her name on his coins. […]

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Kushan Dynasty

Kushan Dynasty

The Kushan Empire was a syncretic empire, formed by the Yuezhi, in the Bactrian territories in the early 1st century. It spread to encompass much of Afghanistan, and then the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent at least as far as Saketa and Sarnath near Varanasi (Benares), where inscriptions have been found dating to the […]

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Dutch India Coins

Dutch India Coins

The Dutch started trading in India in 1596 and within a few years a number of different companies were formed to trade with the East. In 1602, they were all combined into a single company, the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (United East India Company, known by its acronym VOC), which was granted a 21-year monopoly on […]

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Indian Princely States

Indian Princely States

The princely states of India were territories ruled by India Kings, which were, in turn, controlled by the British Empire Raj. The history of the princely states reflects the rich and colorful diversity of life styles, languages, religions, customs, and political histories on the Indian subcontinent. Though the history of the princely states of the […]

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Bundi State

Bundi State

Bundi is located in northwest part of Rajasthan. It was founded by the Chauhan Rajput, Rao Dewa in 1342 AD. The Rajputs of Bundi were called ‘Rao’ but they were later titled as ‘Raja’ by the Mughal. This state faced most oppression by the Maratha’s powers like Holkars and Sindhias till the 19th century. It […]

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Ahmadnagar Sultanate

Ahmadnagar Sultanate

The history of Ahmadnagar Sultanate began with the downfall of the Bahmani or Deccan Sultanate. As the Bahmani Kingdom went into decline, it split up into five Sultanates, one of them being the Nizamshahi Sultanate of Ahmednagar. Founded in1490 AD, the Nizamshahi was one of the strongest sultanates to rise from the declining Bahmans. It […]

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Khilji Dynasty

Khilji Dynasty

The Khalji or Khilji dynasty was a Turko-Afghan dynasty that ruled on the Delhi sultanate, covering large parts of the Indian subcontinent for nearly three decades between 1290 and 1320. Founded by Jalal ud din Firuz Khalji as the second dynasty to rule the Delhi Sultanate of India, it came to power through a revolution […]

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Ghaznavid Sultanate

Ghaznavid Sultanate

The Ghaznavid dynasty was a Turko-Persian Muslim dynasty of Turkic slave Origin, who ruled northern parts of the Indian subcontinent from 977 to 1186. The dynasty was founded by Sebuktigin, upon his succession to rule of Ghazna (modern-day Ghazni Province in Afghanistan) after the death of his father-in-law, Alp Tigin, who was a break-away ex-general […]

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