- February 17, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject: Medieval history
Context: PM laid down the foundation stone of Maharaja Suhuldeve Memorial and development work of Chittauralake in Bahraich district UP.
- Maharaja Suheldev is an 11th-Century ruler who killed Ghaznavid general SalarMasud and credited to halt spread of Islam in the region
- Suheldev was a legendary medieval-era warrior-king.
- He is mentioned in Mirat-i-Masudi (written by Abdur Rahman Chishti). According to the legend, Suhaldev was the eldest son of King Mordhwaj of Shravasti, during the 11th
- Though his historical existence is not so much known, he is today popular as a caste icon among the Rajbhars (OBC) and the Pasis (second largest Dalit caste in U.P.), both of whom have been competing for his legacy.