story of India's resistance to Mahmud's insatiable ambition is an epic of undying heroism.
Jayapala, the Shahi king, once of Afghanistan, had sent a stern message to Mahmud's
father. "You have heard of, and now know the heroism of the Indians. In difficulties,
we fear neither death nor destruction. In affairs of honour and renown, we would woo the
fire like roast meat, the dagger like the rays of the sun."1
The story of internal feuds in India is a myth. In A.D. 900, the
rulers of Delhi and Ajmer, Vijayapala of Kanauj (A.D. 955-990) and Dhanga, the Chandella,
sent men and money to help Jayapala.2
1 KY. 37. The Glory that was Gurjaradesha, III, pp.
2 TF. I 18