The Greatest Kings in Indian History

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Who is the Greatest King in Indian History?

  1. Chandragupta Maurya

    81 vote(s)
    35.4%
  2. Ashoka

    35 vote(s)
    15.3%
  3. Raja Chola

    24 vote(s)
    10.5%
  4. Akbar

    15 vote(s)
    6.6%
  5. Sri Krishna Devaraya

    13 vote(s)
    5.7%
  6. Chatrapati Shivaji

    33 vote(s)
    14.4%
  7. Tipu Sultan

    5 vote(s)
    2.2%
  8. Ranjith Singh

    7 vote(s)
    3.1%
  9. Samudra Gupta

    5 vote(s)
    2.2%
  10. Chandragupta Vikramaditya

    8 vote(s)
    3.5%
  11. Harsha

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  12. Kanishka

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. AnantS

    AnantS Senior Member Senior Member

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    Actually another study says that Kalinga never toned down Asoka's expansion lust. But he did gravitate more and more towards Buddhism.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    From what I could dig up, Ashoka's first campaign was crushing a rebellion in Avanti.
    Precisely my point. It depends upon which historian you read. There is no dispute that between Pataliputra and whatever was Tamil Nadu then, there lies Kalinga. This geographical fact is undisputed.
     
  3. Dreamhunter

    Dreamhunter Regular Member

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    There were only 2 Empires in the history of India which dominated the major part of India for more than 200 years.
    These were the Maurya Empire and the Rashtrakuta Empire.
    Based on this fact the 2 greatest Emperors in Indian history were Ashoka of the Maurya Empire and Amoghavarsha of the Rashtrakuta Empire.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    The greatest empires w.r.t. how much territory they covered are these:

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    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_empires_that_existed_in_India
     
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    No you are wrong. The Gupta, Mughal, Delhi Sultanate and Harshas Empire mostly ruled northern India.
    The Mughals were only able to keep their territories in the Deccan region for less than 20 years.
    On the other hand the Rashtrakuta Dynasty dominated the major part of India for 200 years.
     

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