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Source: archive.org: Cunningham’s Ancient Geography of India

Central India comprised the whole of the Gangetic provinces from Thanesar to the head of the Delta, and from the Himalaya mountains to the banks of the Narbada.

According to Xuanzang (Hwen Thsang), in Central and Eastern India, the whole of the different states, from the famous city of Sthaneswara to the mouth of the Ganges, and from the Himalaya mountains to the banks of the Narbada and Mahanadi rivers, were subject to Harsha Varddhana, the great King of Kanoj. Jalandhara, the most easterly district of the Panjab, was also subject to him ; and it is highly probable that the ruler of Taki, or the plains of the Panjab, must likewise have been a dependent of Kanoj, as we are informed by the Chinese pilgrim that Harsha Varddhana advanced through his territory to the foot of the Kashmir hills, for the purpose of coercing the ruler of that country to deliver up to him a much-venerated tooth of Buddha.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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