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Forts as described in Sanskrit Works

Title:Forts as described in Sanskrit Works
Author:Radha Krishnamurthy
Publication:Itihasa Darshana / Karnataka Itihasa Academy, Bangalore
Enumeration:Vol 6, 1991
Abstract:Forts have played an important part in ancient and medieval military organisation. Forts were constructed and important cities were fortified for the safety of the king, people and treasury.The paper contains information on forts as found in Sanskrit texts, ancient and medieval, descriptin of different types of forts, materials to be stored in forts,etc. Samrajya Lakshmi Pithika, Manasollas and Sivatatvaratnakara are some of the main source books from which information is collected for this paper. Different types of forts were built such as hill forts, land forts, coastal forts etc. Kings and chieftans were adorned with titles like 'kotekolahal ,'saptangaharana'etc.

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