Second Great War of India
Second Great War of India Map
Map of the main belligerents of the war before its started. From left to right: Indian Empire, Ganga Dynasty, Gupta Dynasty, Chenla Kingdom.
Date 713-725
Location India (Ganga Dynasty)
Result Indian Empire conquered the entire Ganga Dynasty. Theocracy of Bengal became independent.
Ganga Dynasty flagGanga Dynasty
Delhi Sultanate FlagIndian Empire Bengal budish rebelsTheocracy of Bengal
Commanders and leaders
Ganga Dynasty flag Raja Khadaga II Ganga

Ganga Dynasty flagRaja Chandrajara I Ganga
Ganga Dynasty flagYuvraj Palaka Ganga
Ganga Dynasty flagKhadaga Ganga

Delhi Sultanate FlagMaharaja Mahipala I of the Indian empire

Delhi Sultanate FlagHirapal Yadava
Delhi Sultanate FlagMany Indian Generals

Bengal budish rebelsGuru Susarman Visayapati
Second Great War of India Battle

A painting of the 16th century showing the Second great War of India.

The Second Great War of India, also known as the War of Ganga Succession, was the second massive conflict in India, the first being the First Great War of India. Following the Ganga Buddhist Crisis and the instability of the Ganga Dynasty, the Indian Empire broke the Treaty of Pataliputra and invaded his old ally.

As the Ganga Dynasty was occupied with dealing with the buddhist rebels, the Indian Empire started an invasion. The Yuvraj of the Ganga Dynasty, Palaka, was the first to charge into battle, but he was defeated and killed during battle.

Khadaga II, the Raja of the Ganga Dynasty, exiled his brother Mahakala to the Adaman and Nicobar Islands, as he felt Mahakala was responsible of his son's death. He then tried to take the war into his own hands, ordering his uncle to stop the war against buddhist rebels to focus on India. Khadaga II was even preparing a plan to face the indian army in a final battle.

But his uncle Jagadevra, fearing all hope was lost, murdered the Raja and leaved the capital at night. The city of Bhubaneswar, realising what hapened, would fall into chaos and burn. This would lead to a 2 years of pure chaos in the Ganga Dynasty, a time that boththe Indian Empire and buddhist rebels would use, the later forming a new nation known as the Theocracy of Bengal.

In 719, Chandrajara would claim the title of Raja of the Ganga Dynasty, and try to fight back the indian invaders. However, his tactics would prove to be inefficients. He died of old age in 723, leaving the crumbling Ganga Dynasty to his son, Khadaga III. The new ruler would only be able to rule for the following two years, when the Indian Empire finally conquered the entire Ganga Dynasty, ending the war.