The rulers from our past were so different yet so similar. Whereas valor and bravery rein in their commonality; fairness in justice, caste or gender equality, and love for art set them apart.
Some were more kind than others. Some were more wise and progressive than others. If monarchy was practiced in someone's kingdom, republican was another's way. Not only this, we also find great patrons of art, culture, and literature and big-time followers of the religion of their times.
It was their small and definitive steps toward change and development that slowly but steadily paved the way toward a better future for their next generations.
This week's Whys and Hows are based on our ancient kings, kingdoms, and religions, both from the north and the Deccan.
Let's see how close you are to knowing them.