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Brahmin Dynasty
Brahman dynasty

632 CE-724 CE
Chacha dynasty in 700 CE
Chacha dynasty in 700 CE
GovernmentMonarchy
History 
o Brahman dynasty begins
632 CE
o Brahman dynasty ends
724 CE
Preceded by
Succeeded by

The Brahman dynasty (c. 632 - c. 724 CE[1]) was a Hindu power on the Indian subcontinent which originated in the region of Sindh, present-day Pakistan. Most of the information about its existence comes from the Chach Nama, a historical account of the Chach-Brahman dynasty. The Brahman dynasty were successors of the Rai dynasty.

History

The dynasty was founded by a Brahman named Chach of Alor in c. 632 CE after he married the widow of Rai Sahasi II, the last ruler of the Rai dynasty. His claim was further secured by the killing of Rai Sahasi II's brother.[1]

The rule of Sindh by a Hindu dynasty raised ire in the Umayyad Caliphate. Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan granted a large army to the governor Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, but no attempt was made to annex Sindh due to the caliph's death. Under his son and successor Al-Walid I, the general Muhammad bin Qasim invaded Sindh in 710 and killed the last Brahman ruler of Sindh, Raja Dahir, at Indus River, Ror, Sindh.[2]

Rulers

The known rulers of the Brahman dynasty are:[1]

  • Chach (rc. 632 - c. 671)
  • Chandar (rc. 671 - c. 679)
  • D?hir (rc. 679 - c. 712 from Alor)

Under the Umayyad Caliphate:

  • Dahirsiya (rc. 679 - c. 709 from Brahmanabad)
  • Hullish?h (rc. 712 - c. 724)
  • Shishah (r. 724- )

References

  1. ^ a b c Wink, André (1991). Al- Hind: The slave kings and the Islamic conquest. 2. BRILL. pp. 152-153. ISBN 9004095098.
  2. ^ Burton, Richard (1851). Sindh and the Races That Inhabit the Valley of the Indus. Asian Educational Services. pp. 14-15. ISBN 9788120607583.



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