- Nov 23, 2017
Khalinga warriors dueling, 2nd Century BC
Right is a female warrior
Sword and buckler fencing in ancient India. Many example of a backward curved 'sabre' blades. This indigenous design seem to fall off after this period, later being reintroduced into India by the Islamic invasions. Famously becoming the talwar.
Chandraketugarh, Sunga Era, 2nd Century BC
Also interesting is the training and employment of female warriors, soldiers. It was mentioned that Chandragupta Maurya had personal female bodyguards.
^^^^Chinese account of Gandhara war elephant with sword attachment to the trunk^^^^
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