(who voluntarily submitted to Akbar), he rose very high in the service of
Akbar. Raja Man Singh who served Akbar with distinction was his son.
Bhani The powerful noble of Thanesvar who played a significant role in
the accession of Harsha to the throne.
Bhasa An early Sanskrit dramatist of ancient India he is said to have
composed 13 dramas, the most famous being Swapnavasavadatta,
Bhaskaracharya A celebrated Indian astronomer and mathematician of the
12th century ad, he was born at Bijapur and was the author of Siddhanta
Siromani, also known as Lilavati.
Bhaskaravarman Famous ruler of Kamarupa (Assam), he was a
contemporary and close friend of Harshavardhana of Kanauj, who took his
help to check the power of Sasanka of Gauda (Bengal). He attended the two
assemblies held at Kanauj and Prayag by Harsha. His court was visited by the
Chinese pilgrim, Hiuen Tsang.
Bhavabhuti Sanskrit poet and dramatist of the early eighth century, he was
at the court of King Yasovaraman of Kanauj. His works include
Uttaracharita and Malatimadhava.
Bhimal Solanki ruler of Gujarat when Mahmud of Ghazni raided the
famous Somnath temple (of Siva) in 1025.
Bhima II The Solanki ruler of Gujarat who was the first Indian to defeat
Muhammad of Ghur when the latter tried to penetrate India from the western
sector in 1178.
Bhoja I (Mihira) He was the greatest of all the Gurjara-Pratihara kings of
Kanauj. According to Sulaiman, an Arab traveller, he had the best cavalry in
Bhoja II The grandson of Bhoja I, he ruled the Pratihara kingdom for a
very brief period of two or three years in the first decade of the 10th century
Bhoja (of Malwa) The Paramara or Pawar ruler of Malwa between ad
1018 and t060 with Dhar as his capital, he was a great patron of learning and
wrote several books in Sanskrit. He was also responsible for building the