KANAUJ , an
See also:ancient city of
See also:British India, in Farukhabad
See also:United Provinces, near the
See also:bank of the
See also:Ganges . Pop . (1901), 18,552 . Kanauj in early times formed the capital of a
See also:kingdom . Its prosperity
See also:dates from a prehistoric
See also:period, and seems to have culminated about the 6th century under Harsha . In 1019 it fell before Mahmud of
See also:Ghazni, and again in 1194 before Mahommed Ghori . The existing ruins extend over the lands of five villages, occupying a semicircle fully 4 M. in diameter . No Hindu buildings remain intact; but the great mosque, constructed by
See also:Ibrahim Shah of
See also:jaunpur in 1406 out of Hindu temples, is still called by
See also:Hindus " Sita's
See also:Kitchen." Kanauj, which is traditionally said to be derived from Kanyakubja (=the crooked
See also:maiden), has given its name to an important division of Brahmans in
See also:northern India . Hindu-ism in
See also:Lower Bengal also dates its origin from a
See also:migration southwards from this city, about Boo or goo . Kanauj is now noted for the distilling of scents .
KANARIS (or CANARIS), CONSTANTINE (1790-1877)
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