Q. From the decline of Guptas until the rise of Harshavardhana in the early seventh century, which of the following
l. The Guptas of Magadha
2. The Paramaras of Malwa
3. The Pushyabhutis of Thanesar
4. The Maukharis of Kanauj
5. The Yadavas of Devagiri
6. The Maitrakas of Valabhi
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

[A] 1, 2 and 5

[B] 1, 3, 4 and 6

[C] 2, 3 and 4

[D] 5 and 6

Answer: D

Why this Question) Gupta and Post Gupta period are important static topic. 

Ans) b 

Exp) Option b is correct. 

From the decline of Guptas until the rise of Harshvardhanas, new ruling dynasties emerged in different part of Northern India. The most prominent ones were- The Pushyabhutis of Thaneshwar, Maukharies of Kannauj, Maitrakas of Vallabhi, etc. 

The Maitrakas were tributary chiefs of the Guptas, who established an independent kingdom in western India. Dhruvasena II was the most important ruler of the Maitrakas. He was a contemporary of Harshavardhana and was married to his daughter. 

The Maukharies ruled over Kanauj, a city in western Uttar Pradesh, which gradually replaced Pataliputra as a political center of north India. Maukharies were also the subordinate rulers of the Guptas and used the title of samanta. Harshavardhanas sister Rajyashri was married to Grihavarman. 

An important ruling family to gain prominence after the fall of the Gupta was that of the Pushyabhutis who had their capital at Thanesar (Thanesvara in Kurukshetra). The dynasty became influential with the accession of Prabhakarvardhana, who was able to defeat the Hunas and strengthen his position in the regions of Punjab and Haryana.  

Yadava dynasty ruled in deccan near Devgiri (Daultabad) between 12th–14th-century AD. 

The Paramara dynasty ruled Malwa and surrounding areas in west-central India between 9th and 14th centuries AD.   

Source) tamil Nadu Higher secondary NCERT chapter-8 page0 104,105 


Subject) History