Manava was the son and successor to the king of Gauda, Shashanka. He was the last recorded ruler of the dynasty and was likely deposed by Harshavardhana (Emperor of Northern India) or Bhaskaravarman (King of Kamarupa). He ruled as king for 8 months.
Prasad Sinha, Bindeshwari (1977). Dynastic History of Magadha. New Delhi: Abhinav Publications. p. 133.
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