Dharnmaranya composed between A.D. 1300 and 1450 describes how the wicked, graceless, and
sinful minister Madhava, the blot on his family and the foe of his country, destroyed the
rule of the Kshatriyas and established the rule of the mlechchhas. Whether Madhava
betrayed his country to redress a private wrong or for personal benefit is difficult to
The reason for this betrayal, first given by the
Kanha-dade-prabandha, was that Madhava wanted to revenge himself on Kama who, enamoured of
his brother's wife, had killed the husband and appropriated the wife.7
7 G.L. 103.