Kanva dynasty


Kanva dynasty

The Kanva dynasty replaced the Sunga dynasty in Magadha, and ruled in the eastern part of India from 71 BCE to 26 BCE.The last ruler of the Sunga dynasty was overthrown by Vasudeva of the Kanva dynasty in 75 BC. The Kanva ruler allowed the kings of the Sunga dynasty to continue to rule in obscurity in a corner of their former dominions. Magadha was ruled by four Kanva rulers. Little is known about the Kanvas; however, their dynasty was brought to an end by the Satavahanas of the south.

Rulers

* Vasudeva (c. 75 - c. 66 BCE)
* Bhumimitra (c. 66 - c. 52 BCE)
* Narayana (c. 52 - c. 40 BCE)
* Susarman (c. 40 - c. 30 BCE)

References

*Raychaudhuri, Hemchandra "Political History of Ancient India", University of Calcutta, 1972.


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