Talk:Nishada Kingdom

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Nishada Kingdom and Nishadha Kingdom not the same[edit]

On reading the text it seems they were just similar sounding kingdoms, both during the period of Mahabharata, even their locations are different, one is tribal kingdom from Rajasthan, while another seems like royal heritage from Gwalior region of Nala-Damayanti legend, hence merging the two, seems like an invalid idea.

On the other hand, Nishadha, can be merged with Nishada Kingdom, though Nishadha is a tribe, and the other article, Nishada Kingdom is about the kingdom of the tribe, like Mughal and Mughal Empire. (Ekabhishek (talk) 06:44, 28 May 2008 (UTC))

Nishadha (निषध, Niṣadha) was an Aryan kingdom, a celebrated king of which was Nala. Nishada (निषाद, Niṣāda) was a Non-Aryan tribe, a celebrated warrior from which was Ekalavya. Nishada was not a kingdom; it was only a jungle tribe. Sources: The kingdom of Nala is clearly described as Nishadha in Vana Parva of Mahabharata: chapters 50, 52. Nishadha was also the name of a mountain. The tribe of Nishada is described in Yaska's Nirukta: निषादः कस्मान्निषदनो भवति निषण्णमत्र पापकमिति (Nirukta, 3/8, see here). It means, they were engaged in various vices (i.e., Non-Aryan customs), hence called Nishada. Hrishikes (talk) 03:33, 15 April 2017 (UTC)


Is there any way of giving a timeline, or otherwise chronologically ordering this article? Even better, how about doing the same for all the other historical India articles? AllGloryToTheHypnotoad (talk) 17:13, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

I don't think that would be possible without including much speculation (of course, there may be published speculation). Ancient Indian historical accounts did not care much for chronologising, so we only have several disconnected accounts and ordering them into a chronology is left to our imagination (or deduction, where possible). Shreevatsa (talk) 18:16, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
Haven't a lot of people have been involved in scholarly study of these old sources? I'd have to assume it'd be an important field of study. Someone must have taken a stab at this. AllGloryToTheHypnotoad (talk) 00:26, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Nishadas being the same as the Nicchabis in the Manusamhita[edit]

As with so many ancient peoples, they are probably also known under varying names such as the Licchavis, Nisibis, and the Nysioi of Arrian and Megasthenes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:08, 12 August 2014 (UTC)