Kalhana mentions that Ananta’s abdication from throne in favour of son Kalaśa was opposed by his ministers who later diplomatically shifted powers from Kalaśa back to King Ananta.
One such intriguing motif is the figurine of Śhālabhañjikā (शालभंजिका), which represents a young woman hanging from or holding onto a branch of a tree and is used as a decorative element.
Rajatarangini and the Study of Kalhana’s History of Kashmir: Recounting MaharaniDidda and the UtpalaDynasty in Kashmir
Waves of Rajatarangini flow sparklingly along, telling us the story of Raja Lalitaditya and Kashmir under the Karkotas of Parihaspura in part of 2 of the series
Repeated efforts by historians both within and outside India have allowed us to analyse Rajatarangini in its entirety and seek a glimpse into one of the oldest areas of Indian civilization, Kashmir.
How did a single un-stitched piece of cloth manage to traverse centuries, dynasties, climatic conditions, textiles and draping styles to exist in the modern world in pretty much the same format with which it began?