Consider the following dynasties:
How many of the above dynasties established their kingdoms in early eighth century AD?
(a) Only one
(b) Only two
(c) Only three
Here’s a brief explanation:
- Hoysala Dynasty: The Hoysala dynasty ruled parts of present-day Karnataka in South India from the 10th to the 14th century AD. They emerged as a prominent dynasty in the 11th century AD, which is later than the early eighth century.
- Gahadavala Dynasty: The Gahadavala dynasty was a medieval Indian dynasty that ruled parts of present-day Uttar Pradesh in Northern India from the 11th to the 12th century AD. They also rose to prominence later than the early eighth century.
- Kakatiya Dynasty: The Kakatiya dynasty was a medieval South Indian dynasty that ruled the Telugu-speaking region of present-day Telangana and Andhra Pradesh from the 12th to the 14th century AD. They also established their kingdom later than the early eighth century.
- Yadava Dynasty: The Yadava dynasty, also known as the Seuna dynasty, ruled parts of present-day Maharashtra in Western India from the 12th to the 14th century AD. They also did not establish their kingdom in the early eighth century.
Since none of the mentioned dynasties established their kingdoms in the early eighth century AD, the correct answer is (d) None.