HinduPost is the voice of Hindus. Support us. Protect Dharma

Will you help us hit our goal?

HinduPost is the voice of Hindus. Support us. Protect Dharma
-3.1 C
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

How Bakhtiyar Khalji ravaged the ancient Hindu city of Gauda-Desa

“When Bakhtiyar Khalji wiped out Gauda-Desa from existence”, The Dharma Dispatch, September 27, 2023:

“THE GRIEVOUS SAGA OF BAKHTIYAR KHALJI’s catastrophic devastation of the Nalanda University is well-known despite sustained attempts to whitewash it. What is lesser known is his catholic ravaging of the ancient city of Gaur — one of the original names of today’s Bengal (including Bangladesh). 

After plundering Navadvipa (Nadia), Bakhtiyar set his target on Gaur — also known as Lakshmanavati or Lakhnauti (in Muslim chronicles). 

Gaur was the historic nerve-centre of the Gauda-Desha (Bengal) from very ancient times. For several centuries, it had prospered as the “metropolis of Bengal under its Hindu kings.” When the colonial British surveyed it in the second half of the nineteenth century, local tradition had retained the  civilisational memory of the city: it was known variously as….”

Read the full article at

Subscribe to our channels on Telegram &  YouTube. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Related Articles

Web Desk
Web Desk
Content from other publications, blogs and internet sources is reproduced under the head 'Web Desk'. Original source attribution and additional HinduPost commentary, if any, can be seen at the bottom of the article. Opinions expressed within these articles are those of the author and/or external sources. HinduPost does not bear any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any content or information provided.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Latest Articles

Sign up to receive HinduPost content in your inbox
Select list(s):

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Thanks for Visiting Hindupost

Dear valued reader, has been your reliable source for news and perspectives vital to the Hindu community. We strive to amplify diverse voices and broaden understanding, but we can't do it alone. Keeping our platform free and high-quality requires resources. As a non-profit, we rely on reader contributions. Please consider donating to Any amount you give can make a real difference. It's simple - click on this button:
By supporting us, you invest in a platform dedicated to truth, understanding, and the voices of the Hindu community. Thank you for standing with us.