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Pratihara

 

(also Gurjara-Pratihara), a Rajput family that in the eighth century gave rise to the rulers of a large feudal state in North India, the Gurjara-Pratihara empire.

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Kannauj at this time was a coveted prize for three regional powers locked in perennial conflict--the Rastrakutas in the south, the Pratiharas in the west, and the Palm in the east.
This organization moves from the "center" to the periphery, and at the same time follows the movement of the most powerful dynasty of the period, the Gurjara Pratiharas.
The Gurjara Pratiharas are for Atherton an important dynasty that from the mid-eighth to the first quarter of the ninth century dominated the area of Marudesa, and then moved their capital east to Kanauj (on the Ganges in modern Uttar Pradesh) in the second quarter of the ninth, from which place they briefly dominated much of north India.
Both sites, this study argues, were directly influenced by the ascension of the Gurjara Pratiharas, and both serve as case studies in the integral connection between politics and art in early India.
While royal patronage is the norm for medieval art in India, Atherton wants to say that we can see with the Gurjara Pratiharas an active use and choice of iconography, motifs, and styles to present political aims and power.