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  1. The Haryanka Dynasty of India: Betrayals of Fathers by Sons

    ... killing is unique because the son, the future King Ajatashatru, had absolutely zero competition for the throne. Ajatashatru’s murder of his father left him feeling immense ... 5th to 4th century BC. This is the dramatic story of King Ajatashatru of the Haryanka dynasty, whose betrayal of his ...

    Saurav Ranjan Datta - 14/11/2020 - 00:59

  2. Magadha: Mighty Kingdom that Spawned Two of India’s Most Powerful Empires

    ... According to tradition, he was imprisoned by his own son, Ajatashatru, and starved to death. Some sources report that Bimbisara had already abdicated in favor of Ajatashatru, but was murdered by him anyways. Ironically, perhaps, Ajatashatru was also a patron of Buddhism, like his father ...

    dhwty - 15/02/2021 - 13:51

  3. The Art of Indian Warfare: From the Indus Valley to the Chola Empire

    ... the Buddha. (Hintha / CC BY-SA 3.0 ) Bimbisara’s son ‘Ajatashatru’ (his name itself meant that his enemies had ... By that time, elephants had taken a major role in battles. Ajatashatru was also extremely innovative in warfare. When ... used even to sow dissension amongst the enemy ranks. King Ajatashatru did it with the Vaishali confederation. ...

    Saurav Ranjan Datta - 14/05/2020 - 13:47

  4. 10 Formidable Monarchs Who Ruled Vast Empires in Ancient Asia

    ... rule. He was supposedly put to death by his own son, ‘Ajatashatru’. Ancient Magadha was roughly centred on the ...

    Saurav Ranjan Datta - 21/03/2023 - 21:58