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Committee formed to popularise the legacy of Anangpal II

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  • April 2, 2021
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Committee formed to popularise the legacy of Anangpal II

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – I – History 

In news

  • The government has recently formed a committee to popularise the legacy of 11th-century Tomar king, Anangpal II.

Key takeaways 

  • Aim: To establish Anangpal II as the founder of Delhi.
  • Headed by: Brij Bhushan Singh, BJP MP from UP’s Gonda
  • Its proposals include building a statue of Anangpal II at the Delhi airport and building a museum dedicated to his legacy in Delhi.
  • There is also a proposal to make Lal Kot an ASI-protected monument.

Important value additions 

  • Anangpal II was popularly known as Anangpal Tomar. 
  • He belonged to the Tomar dynasty that ruled parts of present-day Delhi and Haryana between the 8th and 12th centuries.
  • He is credited to have established and populated Delhi during his reign in the 11th century. 
  • It was he who built Lal Kot fort and Anangtal Baoli.
  • He was succeeded by his grandson Prithviraj Chauhan, who was defeated by the Ghurid forces in the Battle of Tarain (present-day Haryana) after which the Delhi Sultanate was established in 1192.

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