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The TRIPARTITE STRUGGLE for control of northern India took place in the ninth century. The struggle was between the Pratihara Empire , the Pala Empire
Pala Empire
and the Rashtrakuta Empire . :20

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HISTORY OF INDIA

Ancient

* Madrasian Culture * Soanian
Soanian
, c. 500,000 BCE

* Neolithic , c. 7600 – c. 3300 BCE

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* Bhirrana
Bhirrana
7570 - 6200 BCE

* Indus Valley Civilization
Indus Valley Civilization
, c. 3300 – c. 1700 BCE * Post Indus Valley Period , c. 1700 – c. 1500 BCE

* Vedic Civilization , c. 1500 – c. 500 BCE

* Early Vedic Period
Vedic Period

* Rise of Śramaṇa movement

* Later Vedic Period
Vedic Period

* Spread of Jainism - Parshvanatha
Parshvanatha
* Spread of Jainism - Mahavira
Mahavira
* Rise of Buddhism

* Mahajanapadas
Mahajanapadas
, c. 500 – c. 345 BCE * Nanda Dynasty , c. 345 – c. 322 BCE

Classical

* Maurya Dynasty , c. 322 – c. 185 BCE * Shunga Dynasty , c. 185 – c. 75 BCE * Kanva Dynasty , c. 75 – c. 30 BCE * Kushan Dynasty , c. 30 – c. 230 CE * Satavahana Dynasty , c. 30 BCE – c. 220 CE * Gupta Dynasty , c. 200 – c. 550 CE

Early Medieval

* Chalukya Dynasty
Chalukya Dynasty
, c. 543 – c. 753 CE * Harsha\'s Dynasty , c. 606 CE – c. 647 CE * Karakota Dynasty , c. 724 – c. 760 CE * Arab Invasion , c. 738 CE

* Tripartite Struggle, c. 760 – c. 973 CE

* Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty * Rastrakuta Dynasty * Pala Dynasty

* Chola Dynasty , c. 848 – c. 1251 CE * 2nd Chalukya Dynasty
Chalukya Dynasty
, c. 973 – c. 1187 CE

Late Medieval

* Delhi Sultanate
Delhi Sultanate
, c. 1206 – c. 1526 CE

* Slave Dynasty * Khalji Dynasty * Tugluq Dynasty * Sayyid Dynasty * Lodhi Dynasty

* Pandyan Dynasty , c. 1251 – c. 1323 CE * Vijayanagara , c. 1336 – c. 1646 CE * Bengal Sultanate , c. 1342 – c. 1576 CE

Early Modern

* Mughal Dynasty , c. 1526 – c. 1540 CE * Suri Dynasty , c. 1540 – c. 1556 CE

* Mughal Dynasty , c. 1556 – c. 1857 CE

* Bengal Subah , c. 1576 – c. 1757 CE

* Maratha Empire
Maratha Empire
, c. 1674 – c. 1818 CE * Company Raj , c. 1757 – c. 1858 CE * Kingdom of Mysore
Kingdom of Mysore
, c. 1760 – c. 1799 CE * Sikh Empire , c. 1799 – c. 1849 CE

Modern

* The Great Rebellion , c. 1857 – c. 1858 CE

* British Raj
British Raj
, c. 1858 – c. 1947 CE

* Independence Movement

* Independent India , c. 1947 CE – present

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Towards the end of the successor of Nagabhata II, successfully attacked Kanauj
Kanauj
and established control there. This was short-lived as he was soon after defeated by the Rastrakuta ruler, Govinda III . However the Rastrakutas also formed a matrimonial relationship with the Gangas and defeated the kingdom of Vengi . By the end of the 9th Century the power of the Rastrakutas started to decline along with the Palas. This was seen as an ideal opportunity by the feudal king Taila II who defeated the Rastrakuta ruler and declared his kingdom there. This came to be known the Later Chalukya dynasty . Their kingdom included the states of Karnataka, Konkan and northern Godavari. By the end of the tripartite struggle, the Pratiharas emerged victorious and established themselves as the rulers of central India.

HISTORY

Not much is known about the kingdom of the Kannauj after Emperor Harsha 's death in 647 AD resulting in a great confusion due to the absence of his heirs. Kannauj came for a short period under the hands of Arunasva who attacked Wang Hstian-tse who came to the court of king Harsha as ambassador of the Chinese emperor Tai-tsung. However Wang Hstian-tse succeeded in capturing Arunasva who was taken ba