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Old December 31st, 2017, 07:37 PM   #11

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Bugger that. Now I hv to rewrite my ancient-warrior, action-adventure magnum opus wannabe substantially.

I had been thinkin that Kambhoja Pala was just nicely & peacefully integrated with the Pala, like becoming just one homogeneous happy family. Perhaps plotting between them to overthrow their Chola conquerors & occupiers.

So, no room for a Kambhoja-dominated Pala cavalry under Mahipala then, I guess.
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Old December 31st, 2017, 10:16 PM   #12
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What years did these can happen in? Before the 1068 re-invasion of Kadaram then, I guess.
Yes this happened before 1068 as Someshwara only ruled until 1068.
And considering the fact that Virarajendra only ruled from 1063 to 1070 the invasions of Kanauj must have happend during this period

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Old December 31st, 2017, 10:32 PM   #13

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Ah, that's okay then.

I guess it wud still be possible to hv had, say, a Kambhoja senapati, or mahasenapati, of a Kambhoja Pala cavalry corp, who still stayed loyal to his long-time Pala chief Mahipala, even during or after the Pala-Kambhojapala split. Like say some time in early 11th century, e.g. 1,000 AD.
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Right, and married to a Pala princess (if it helps).
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Old December 31st, 2017, 11:29 PM   #15

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Now, how did you read my mind? That is already in the draft, Aup Ji. Seriously. She was a close relative of Mahipala, of course. Their young son then later travels to Malay Peninsula, tracing the steps of an ancient Bengali ancestor of his centuries earlier, who was closely related to the Gupta, and had an instrumental role in the founding of the Malay kingdom where the son finally settles.

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The romantic angle. How can there be a novel without any romance. The son marries a nice docile-looking Malay princess or even a commoner. Nothing against that. Even the princes of Japanese, British and Thai houses have married commoners. Makes the story even more interesting.

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Old December 31st, 2017, 11:34 PM   #17

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You got it.

You know, you might want to consider being a test reader. It's a good story. I've been on it for years. Not sure if I'll ever finish it, though.

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What year did this gaining of independence occur?

And so, I imagine the Kambhoja Pala kind of carved out a chunk of Bengal to form a kingdom of their own, or something along that line.
According to the Chola records the capital of the Kamboja Palas was in southwest Bengal while the kingdom of Mahipala seems to have covered north Bengal and parts of Bihar
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You know, you might want to consider being a test reader. It's a good story. I've been on it for years. Not sure if I'll ever finish it, though.
Generally we don't. I wanted to write an upanishad, 'Bhilla Gita', with the help of a Sanskrit-knowing friend (who would make my prose into verses). Nice plot. Rana Pratap is defeated in Haldi Ghati by Akbar. He goes to the forest where a Bhil (tribe of forest dwellers) advises him and the Rana continues his fight. We completed some 100 verses (shlokas), but then it petered out. Inshallah, you will still write your novel.
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That's cool. Mine is a trilogy wannabe, Mr. Aup. My Book 1 is in fact already about 50% done. Some battles + individual combat, a little romance, some pain & suffering, a bit of humour, some adventure which takes my hero all the way to Gujarat, Ghazna & Constantinople, where he meets the girl who wud become his future queen. I also hv a couple inspired by the tale of Manohra & Sudhana Kumara, made into an expanded form told by an adult to some kids, who later grow up to become warriors fighting for their kingdom's lost throne. One of them becomes the hero's mother & first queen of their restored throne. I can show you a few to walk through if you got the time. BTW, we still hv the Manohra dance, the SEA version of it, performed in my home state, and I hv heard that even dancers from Cambodia hv gone there to learn it from our dance masters.

Book 3 is about 25% done. Book 2 is a bit sparse so far, only a handful of scrawny chapters.

You shud take up that upanishad wannabe of yours again. Get it going again. When you start moving, you tend to keep going. It kind of builds up a momentum of its own.

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