KALINJAR , a
See also:town and
See also:hill fort of
See also:British India in the
See also:district of the
See also:United Provinces . Pop . (19o1), 3015 . The fort stands on an isolated
See also:rock, the termination of the
See also:Vindhya range, at an
See also:elevation of 1203 ft., overlooking the plains of
See also:Bundelkhand . Kalinjar is the most characteristic specimen of the hill-fortresses, originally hill-shrines, of central India . Its antiquity is proved by its mention in the Mahabharata . It was besieged by Mahmud of
See also:Ghazni in 1023, and here the Afghan emperor Sher Shah met his
See also:death in 1545, and Kalinjar played a prominent
See also:part in
See also:history down to the
See also:time of the
See also:Mutiny in 1857, when it was held by a small British garrison . Both the fort and the town, which stands at the
See also:foot of the hill, are of
See also:interest to the
See also:antiquary on account of their remains of temples, sculptures, inscriptions and caves .
KALINGA, or CALINGA
ELEAZER KALIR [QALIR]
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