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Ghazni means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Ghazni is the name of an ancient city in Afghanistan (Cf. Tucci 1978: 93-54).—The last great pre-Muslim empire to rule [Oḍḍiyāna—Swat Valley] was that of the Kushanas up to the end of the 4th century CE. [...] In 962 CE the Turk Alp Tegin, a Samamid [=Samanid] general, descended from Bukhara followed by his slave Subuk Tegin. They managed to establish themselves in Ghazni and founded an empire that covered most of Afghanistan and reached into Iran. Subuk Tegin was succeeded by his son Mahmud of Ghazni who reigned from 998 to 1030. In the course of establishing his vast empire Mahmud overcome the Hindu Shahis, who had been left to face him without support, and so the Swat Valley fell into his hands.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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