Bhoja looked upon his king as his master in the art of war. "Bhojadeva,
together with Kalachuri Chandra, worshipped this master of warfare, full of fear, like
pupils."8 In A.D. 1019, Mahmud marched to the Gangetic plains to give battle to
There was an in conclusive
engagement and Mahmud withdrew plundering all along his retreat; in A.D. 1022 he again
marched on Kalanjara. Nanda, otherwise read as Bida or Vidya dhara,
"then sent some verses which he had composed in the
Hindu tongue in praise of the Sultan. The latter showed them to the eloquent men of
Hindustan and other poets who were in attendance on him. They all praised them.
8 El. 1. 219-222. Vs. 22.