Consider the following pairs:

1. Nannuka– Chandela
2. Jayashakti– Paramara
3. Nagabhata II– Gurjara-Pratihara
4. Bhoja– Rashtrakuta

How many pairs given above are correctly matched?

(a) Only one pair

(b) Only two pairs

(c) Only three pairs

(d) All four pairs


The correct answer is: (b) Only two pairs.

  • Pair 1 is correctly matched: Nannuka was the founder of the Chandela dynasty.
  • Pair 2 is incorrectly matched: Jayashakti, not Jayashakti, was a king of the Paramara dynasty.
  • Pair 3 is correctly matched: Nagabhata II was a king of the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty.
  • Pair 4 is incorrectly matched: Bhoja was a king of the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty, not the Rashtrakuta dynasty.

So in total, only pairs 1 and 3 are correctly matched.

Learn more:

The Chandelas

  • Nannuka founded the Chandela dynasty in the 9th century CE. He ruled in the Jejakabhukti region (Bundelkhand).
  • Nannuka was succeeded by his son Vakpati. Vakpati’s sons Jayashakti and Vijayashakti consolidated Chandela power.
  • The Chandelas were initially feudatories of the Pratiharas but later gained independence.
  • They are renowned for their architectural achievements, especially the temples at Khajuraho.

The Paramaras

  • The Paramara dynasty ruled the Malwa region between the 9th and 14th centuries CE.
  • Some notable Paramara kings were Vairisimha I, Siyaka II, Munja, and Bhoja.
  • Jayashakti was not a Paramara king.

The Pratiharas

  • The Gurjara-Pratiharas ruled parts of north and central India during the 8th-10th centuries CE.
  • Nagabhata II was an important early Pratihara king who defeated the Palas and Arabs.
  • Other notable Pratihara rulers were Mihira Bhoja and Mahendrapala I.

The Rashtrakutas

  • The Rashtrakuta dynasty ruled the Deccan region between the 8th and 10th centuries CE.
  • Some prominent Rashtrakuta kings were Dhruva, Govinda III, Amoghavarsha I, and Krishna III.
  • Bhoja was not a Rashtrakuta king.

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