defeated first by Prithviraj Chauhan and later by Qutb-ud-din Aibak who
captured his capital, Kalinjar.
Pigot, Lord Governor of Madras (1775–78), he tried to check corruption
among the officials of the Company, but had the most unhappy experience of
being actually deposed and imprisoned by his own subordinates. He died in
prison in Madras.
Pir Muhammad Khan He began his career as a servant of Bairam Khan,
but soon joined the anti-Bairam faction. His aroogant behavior with his for-
mer master is said to be partly responsible for the revolt of Bairam. After
Bairam’s fall, he occupied some important positions and was drowned when
ecrossing the Narmada after his aborted attempt to apture Khandesh (1562).
Prasad, Rana Ruler of Amarkot in Sind, he gave shelter to the fugitive
Humayun and his wife, Hamida Banu. Their son, Akbar, war born here in
Prasenjit King of Kosala, he was a contemporary of Buddha and
Mahavira, both of whom visited his kingdom. He married Bimbisara’s sister
and gave his sister in marriage to the latter. Despite the marriage alliance,
hostility continued to prevail between Magadha and Kosala, and Aiatasatru
even forced him to surrender a village (near Kasi). After Prasenjit’s death,
Kosala declined gradually.
Purushottam A Hindu philosopher, he was invited by Akbar to take part in
religious debates held at the Ibadat Khana in Fatehpur Sikri.
Pushyagupta Mentioned in the Junagarh Rock Inscription of Rudradaman
I, he was the brother-in-law of Chandragupta Maurya and the Mauryan
governor (rashtriya) of Saurashtra where he constructed the famous
Sudarsana lake by damming a stream for irrigation purpose.
Qasim Khan A Mughal noble, he was appointed by Shah Jahan as
governor of Bengal with orders to exterminate the Portuguese traders who
had settled in Bengal but had been abusing their right to trade. He captured
Hughli in 1632 and succeeded in checking the Portuguese.
Radhakanta Deb A well-known leader of the orthodox Hindu community
in Bengal in the 19th century, he liberally patronized Eastern as well as
Western leaming. Hecooperated with David Hare in his educational activities,