Rajput India

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Foundation: 1447-1494 (T91-T102)Dead.gif
Capital: ???
Religion: Hindu

By Rob Pierce


Known as the Pandyan Empire until 1458 (T93) [fax says Pandya, ISI says India]?

The History:

Still to be written.

NewsFax Entries:

1447-1450 (T91)

Taira: The Taira dispatched a fleet to the west.

Maori-Austral: The benefits of Inter-Ocean trade were extended to the Taira, Chinese, and Pandyans by the Will of the Sun-King.

Pandya: Diplomacy: Avanti(f), Warangal(f)
Trade Partners: (9.5C) Ethiopia, Maori, Jalayrids, Mongol, HIR, Judea / (4C) Maori, Luzon, Aztec [25C]

Dehli grew some suburbs. Pandyan armies were in action on the North-West frontier, smashing the Emirate of Sukkur (and converting it back to Hinduism) and annexing Herat (and subjecting it to the same treatment). On the Persian Gulf, another Pandyan army invaded Carmania - discovering a wandering Taira fleet harboring there - and conquering it. The Taira were not disturbed.

1451-1454 (T92)

Maori-Austral: A great fleet was sent to the west, and the island of Singapore and the Andaman chain were occupied were occupied by Maori garrisons. The fleet also stopped at Seylan and treated with the Khan of the Tamils - who refused to grant them leave to build a trading station there. Chased off of Seylan by angry mongol half-breeds, the fleet took refuge in the Great harbor of Triviandrum.

China: The Chinese devoted their energies to the colonization of the Khemer wastelands, repopulating Korat, Dai Viet, Mison, and Champa.

'Pandya: Diplomacy: Seylan(see below), Sirinigar(f)
Trade Partners: (13.5C) Ethiopia, Maori, Jalayrids, Mongol, HIR, Judea, Luzon, China, Aztec [25C], Franco-Inca [12C]

Despite a great deal of negotiation, the Seylan refused to allow anyone to establish 'trade posts' on their island.

The Pandyans accepted the establishment of Maori guilds in Triviandrum and Prambanan. Increased Maori shipping deployments into the Bay of Bengal drew the Indonesian provinces closer to the homeland, helping the economy. Good Hindus settled Burma (returning it to a 2/3) and Ava (to a 1/5). There was action on the NW Frontier as the Hindu armies made an effort to crush the Emirate of Kashmir. The campaign met with commendable success and the Kashmiri were subjugated. Similarly the Hindu crushed the last vestiges of the worship of Allah in Carmania, erecting many temples to Shiva upon the bones of gutted mosques... The passing of Rihansingshivar was mourned by all within the Empire, and the ascension of his brother, Ningtashivasoman, was greeted with all due happiness and celebration.

The FIRE plague affected the Indians only in a minor way.

1455-1458 (T93)

China: Shan and Phan Rang were colonized by the Chinese.

Pandya: Diplomacy: Ladakh(t), Kush(t)
Trade Partners: (13.5C) Ethiopia, Maori, Jalayrids, Mongol, HIR, Luzon, China, Aztec [25C], Franco-Inca [12C]

The Indians, intending to prevent the Chinese from grabbing all of Indo-China, colonized Thaton and Mon up to their old levels (2/2 and 2/6 respectively). Indian armies wandered the new frontier, making sure that the Chinks didn't try anything. The Kashmir, after a stiff fight, were converted back to Hinduism. The Assam state was crushed by Indian troops and a gang of mercenaries. Ningtashivasoman, while on maneuvers with the troops, visited the ruins of Angkor Wat and the Tonle Sap. The Emperor was said to mount to the top of the Black Temple and look out upon the wilderness that had consumed the Khemer and laugh.

1459-1462 (T94)

China: The Chinese settled Khemer itself, returning it to (3/4) status.

India: Diplomacy: Kush(a), Nepal(aw)
Trade Partners: (13.5C) Ethiopia, Maori, Mongol, HIR, Luzon, China, Gulf Cities [2.5C], Aztec [25C], Inca [7C]

On their part, the Hindus pressed their colonization efforts into SE Asia, picking up Siam, Daharavati, Malay, and Mallaca (the last only to a 1/4 level). With this completed, the land connection to the Indonesian colonies was complete. Fighting on the north-west frontier continued with the Rajputs attacking the Baluchi hill tribes and, after an interminable and costly campaign, subjected them. Another Rajput army continues to maintain a watch on the Chinese in Khemer. Bhuddists in Assam were exterminated by main force. In response, the Nepalese - who had been entertaining the Raj of Vatsya and his private army - assailed the Vatsyans as they defended themselves in the village of Chandrapugigore. The Vatsans managed to best the Nepalese and fight their way back to Baghadur in the lowlands, vowing to return...

1463-1466 (T95)

China: Laos and Preikuk were colonized by the Chinese, completing their colonization of the old Khemer areas.

India: Diplomacy: None
Trade Partners: (15C) Ethiopia, Maori, Mongol, HIR, Luzon, China, Gulf Cities [1.5C], Aztec [25C], Syria [1C]

The Indians matched the Chinese and colonized Pegu and Arakan, topping it off with the brand spanking new city of Rangoon in Pegu. Meanwhile, on the NW frontier, the Rajput armies were on the march, attacking and conquering the Emirate of Kanadar. Delhi sprawled more. The Emperor died, and was succeeded by his brother.

1467-1470 (T96)

India: Diplomacy: None
Trade Partners: (16C) Ethiopia, Maori, Mongol, HIR, Luzon, China, Aztec [25C], Syria

Aside from shuffling armies on the Chinese frontier and deploying fleet units into the Siam Wan, the fighting on the north-west frontier continued with the successful prosecution of a war of conquest and conversion against the Ghazni hill-tribes. Prambanan on Pajajaran sprawled beyond its walls, giving the governor some reason for concern - what with all the pirate activity in Indonesia.

HIR: In the south, the honeyed words of the Imam were rejected by the Siestani and - as a result - the Khurasani invaded the high hills in 1468 and smashed the ill-led and badly equipped tribes. This expansion placed the HIR directly athwart the Indian line of conquest of late, however, and tensions rose all around. In response to the general gobbling up of highland Persian provinces of late, the emirs of Kirman and Makran made an alliance of defense and hired many Pashtun mercenaries - expecting someone to invade them soon.

1471-1474 (T97)

China: The Chinese muttered about Indian agression in old Khmer and raised a new [5] city, Thanglong, in Annam.

India: Diplomacy: None
Trade Partners: (16C) Ethiopia, Maori, Mongol, HIR, Luzon, China, Aztec [25C], Syria

Delhi and Prambanan were both refortified. Khanadar was forcibly converted to Hinduism. The Indian armies in old Khmer sat around awaiting various emissaries - who never came, an event that did not displease the Indians too much. Meanwhile, in the Riouw Sea, the Indian navy found itself on an anti-piracy sweep just as the Indonesian fleet sailed into the area to pirate. The Indians laughed loudly and smashed the Indonesians under a watery boot, thus keeping the Trans-Pacific trade lanes open (an event that pleased everyone but the Indonesians). The Indian navy then proceeded to raid the Indonesian/Pirate hideouts on Mindanao (whilst saying "AArr!" and "Matey!" a great deal) and make off with a bunch of loot and a princess or two. Action heated up on the island of Sumatra, where the Indian army was campaigning against the Sundan princes and beating them senseless. The army of the North-East was sent against the Nepalese - who were unable to fend off the Indians.

1475-1478 (T98)

India: Diplomacy: None
Trade Partners: (17C) Ethiopia, Maori, Mongol, HIR, Luzon, China, Aztec [25C], Syria

To reinforce their position on the western frontier, the Rajput raised a city, Ormux [Ormuz?], on the shores of Carmania. Otherwise, the Raj continued to be busy little indians, engaging in resettlement programs in Nepal, Sunda, Baluchistan and (after its conquest) Atjeh. All these areas became Hindu as a result of the activity.

1479-1482 (T99)

Mongol Empire: The Celestial Host ended its march with the seizure of the region of Khotan from the HIR - a move that caused extreme and violent outbreaks of paranoia on the part of the Majlis. The Ever-Victorious Celestial Host is now one turn from Khwarzim, and two turns from Baghdad, Moscow or Istanbul.

India: Diplomacy: None
Trade Partners: (21.5C) Ethiopia, Maori, Mongol, HIR, Luzon, China, Aztec [25C], Syria

Routine government surveillance uncovered a number of Mongol spy rings in the northern part of the empire. These nefarious villains were speedily rounded up and icarcerated. In an exceptional display of engineering prowess and governmental callousness the populations of Assam, Uttar Pradesh, and Ghazni were forcibly marched to the Ganges valley and used to build a great highway from Lahore in Punjab, through Multan to Delhi, through Bihar to Baghadur in Maghada, and thence through Pundra to Cuttah on the coast of Nadavaria. The residences of the evacuated populations were settled by many southerners who were granted the land by the Rajputs. Lahore was converted into a major trade center by this new road and grew into a [4] city before anyone had noticed. Indian fleet activity heated up in the Gulf of Oman. The Imperial government granted the Maori rights to the Andaman Islands, a section of land in Pandya, and the island in the Rann of Kutch (called Kutch Island by the locals).

Prince Yasoman and his mercenary army spent a very relaxing turn sitting around Delhi awaiting orders to move. When they did not come they wandered north to see if there was any action in the offing in north Asia (and were not disappointed).

HIR: The massing of Indian armies in the immediate vicinity convinced the allied Emirates of Kirman and Makran to become (f).

1483-1486 (T100)

India: Diplomacy: None
Trade Partners: (22.5C) Ethiopia, Maori, Mongol, HIR, Luzon, China, Aztec [25C]

The Maori set up a trading station on Kutch Island. A great deal of Maori shipping is now frequenting the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf. The city of Herat was built by the Indians in - of all places - Herat. Fueled by the hapless populations of Sukkur, Kashmir, and Herat the road was extended from Punjab to Herat. All those provinces were resettled by faithful Hindus from the Deccan. The Ethiopian traders made landfall at Singapore and rested for a time.

1487-1490 (T101)

India: Diplomacy: None
Trade Partners: (22.5+0C) Ethiopia, Maori, Mongol, HIR, Luzon, China, Aztec [25C], Ottomans, Syria

Aztec ships coontinued to offload vast sums of gold in Triviandrum, pleasing the Indian government no end. Lahore in Punjab was expanded to a [5] and massive new fortifications were erected around the city. The Indians also continued their military build-up.

The Indian fleet made a sortie into the Persian Gulf to deliver war materiel and gold to the beleaguered Syrian kingdom. Unfortunately, Basra had already fallen into the hands of the Ottomans when they arrived, so the supplies were offloaded in Bahrain.

1491-1494 (T102)

India: Diplomacy: None
Trade Partners: (22.5+0C) Ethiopia, Maori, Mongol, HIR, Luzon, China, Aztec [25C]*, Ottomans*, Syria

The Indians decided to take a bigger hand in the Syrian War and dispatched an expeditionary force to Bahrain, where they landed 25,000 men to aid the Syrians and sent a fleet around Arabia to Mecca (where they loaded a large number of crates, boxes, barrels and wagons onto their ships).

Ottomans: The Ottomans, intending to keep what they had gained, dispatched another army into the Fertile Crescent from Psidia and prepared for Syrian trickery!

In the south, one Ottoman army pressed down the western coast of Araby, heading for Mecca, while the army in Basra ground south into Bahrain to crush the last center of Syrian resistance.

But those tricky Syrian devils were not yet defeated! No indeed. While Ottoman armies marched hither and yon, the Syrian leader in Baghdad (secretly supplied with money) made a quiet visit to the Emir of Georgia and, after much money had passed hands, convinced him that he should go home. Thus, in early 1491, the Georgians pulled up their tentstakes and marched away, leaving Baghdad once more free. Further, Mosul - which had been garrisoned by Georgians - was also liberated! The Ottoman army at Basra, hearing of this foul defection, turned around and marched north into Mesopotamia - where that same tricky Syrian leader met them and offered vast sums of gold and women and glory and like that. It didn't work. But, before the regions could be retaken, the HIR armies swept down upon the hapless Ottomans. 56,500 HIR infantry marched on Baghdad - while 120,000 HIR cavalry rode through Abadan and then swung north in search of the Ottoman host. The Ottoman general, meantime, found himself trapped between two hostile armies and made a break north along the highway. The HIR infantry failed to cut him off and the Ottomans escaped the trap, falling back to Palmyra. The armies of the Majlis mopped up Abadan and Mesopotamia and - after the Syrain commander refused them admission to Baghdad - besieged that city. Baghdad, defended by 14,000 Syrians, held out for a year before the 57,000 HIR troops reduced the walls to rubble and stormed through the streets in a frenzy of looting and rapine.

Mosul, abandoned by the Georgians and retaken by no one, reverted to Syrian control. The Indian Persian Gulf Expeditionary Force (IPGEF) remained in Bahrain and watched the events to the north with amusement.

The Emperors

  • Hasoshivanranajai 1465-1494
  • Ningtashivasoman 1452-1465
  • Rihansingshivar 1447-1452

The Players

  • T93-T102 (1454-1494) Robert Wentzel
  • T91-T92 (1447-1454) (unknown; no ISI list)

Last updated: 16 November 2002

© 2002 Robert Pierce

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