Ballal Sena

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Ballal Sen
বল্লাল সেন
Reign 1160 – 1179
Predecessor Vijay Sen
Successor Lakshman Sen
Spouse Ramadevi
Issue Lakshman Sen
House Sena
Father Vijay Sen

Ballal Sen (Bengali: বল্লাল সেন; reign: 1160–1179) was the second ruler of the Sen dynasty of Bengal.[1] He was the son and successor of Vijay Sen, the founder of Sena dynasty. Ballal Sena married Ramadevi a princess of the Western Chalukya Empire which indicates that the Sena rulers maintained close social contact with south India.[2]

According to Sena epigraph, Ballal was an author. He wrote Danasagara in 1168. And in 1169, he started but did not finish writing Adbhutasagara.[1] In Adbhutasagara, it was mentioned that Ballal Sen conquered Mithila while Vijay Sen was still alive.[3] Besides he introduced the practice of Kulinism.[1]

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Vijay Sen
King of Sena Dynasty, Bengal
1160–1179
Succeeded by
Lakshman Sen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Chitta Ranjan Misra, Vallalasena , Banglapedia: The National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Retrieved: 2012-02-06
  2. ^ Land of Two Rivers: A History of Bengal from the Mahabharata to Mujib by Nitish K. Sengupta p.51
  3. ^ AM Chowdhury , Sena Dynasty, Banglapedia: The National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Retrieved: 2012-02-06