Many scholars and historians mark 600 BCE as the end of the ancient era and the start of the medieval period. This era also witnesses the rise of feudalism in India, which paves the way for the self-sufficient villages, and national and international trade. It was also the period when many strong and famous dynasties rose to power, one of them being the Rashtrakuta empire. The origin of Rashtrakuta is traced to 600 CE, they established their stronghold in Deccan in the later period and simultaneously extended their power till Kannauj, making them part of the famous tripartite struggle. This dynasty is the most studied and explored by historians for its warfare, expansion, administration and trade. Continue reading Rashtrakuta Coinage