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Sugandha (?–914) was the Queen and Regent of Kashmir during the 10th century. At this time, two opposing military factions were vying for ascendancy in Kashmir: the Ekangas and the Tantrins, a wild, ungovernable, and unpredictable clan. Queen Sugandha allied herself with the Ekangas in order to maintain her control of Kashmir as a whole. In a 914 clash between the two factions, Queen Sugandha’s forces were defeated, leaving the Tantrins in complete control. Queen Sugandha was deposed, and none of the succeeding rulers was able to assert his authority over the Tantrins.[1]


  1. ^ Thapar, Romila. A History of India.Vol. 1. London: Penguin Books, 1987. pp. 225–226.