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State achievements of Prithviraj Chauhan.

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Introduction: The Chauhan Empire was the most powerful empire in Rajasthan at the end of the 12th century. Prithviraj Chauhan ascended to the throne at the age of 11 years, and ruled the empire with the help of a minister and a commander. He introduced several policies and reforms to raise the stature of Chauhan Empire.


Territorial expansion: Despite being a bad diplomat and engaging in conflicts with his neighbours, Prithviraj managed to expand the boundaries of his empire, and drove away invaders.


a) He defeated Chandel ruler of Mahoba in 1182.


b) He fought against Chalukyas and Guhadwats of Kannauj.


c) He fought many battles with Mohammed Ghori.


Literature and Philosophy: Prithviraj loved to talk about literature and philosophy. His court nurtured several scholars like Vidhyapati, Bagishwar, Janardhan and Chand Bhardai.


Foreign invaders: Prithviraj demonstrated the might of his military against the foreign invaders. Mohammed Ghori, who had occupied Lahore and Sealkot, was defeated by Chauhan forces between 1186 and 1191, ending in the First Battle of Tarain.


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