Monarchy: 1 definition


Monarchy 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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Source: Rajatarangini (Ranjit Sitaram Pandit) (history)

Monarchy in the Vedic period, according to the view of German scholars, was elective; it became hereditary in the epic age. Kalhana’s history shows the kingship in Kashmir to be elective in the early stages. At the end of the fifth Taranga, there is an interesting account of the election of the king as a result of which Yashaskara (939-948 A.C.) ascended the throne. The history of hereditary monarchy is the history of mediocrity; the Kashmiri kings were controlled and exhibitedby powerful individuals or cliques “as are snakes by snake-charmers” for their own benefit.

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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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