Pala and Sena: 730-1197 AD
The Pala empire was founded in 730 AD. They ruled over parts of Bengal
and Bihar. Dharmapala (780-812 AD) was one of the greatest kings of the
Pala dynasty. He did much to restore the greatness of Pataliputra. The
Nalanda university was revived under their rule. The Palas had close
trade contacts and cultural links with South-East Asia.
In the early twelfth century, they were replaced by the Sena dynasty.
In early 13th century, Tughan Khan defeated the Sena king, Laxman.
After this defeat the Nalanda University was destroyed