Shurapala II

Shurapala II (reigned ca. 1075–1077) was a ruler of the Pala Empire in the Eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent. He was the successor to the Pala king Mahipala II and fourteenth ruler of the Pala line, reigning for at least two years.

Shurapala II
Pala Emperor
PredecessorMahipala II
FatherVigrahapala III

He, along with his younger brother, were locked in a bitter struggle with their elder brother Mahipala II, and were imprisoned. After Mahipala's defeat at the hands of Kaivarta chief Divya they escaped to East Bengal.[1] R.D. Banerji states that silence of Ramacharitam about the death of Shurapala indicates that Shurapala was murdered by Ramapala, although R.C. Majumdar disagrees with this claim.[2] He was succeeded by his younger brother Ramapala.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Sengupta, Nitish K. (2011). Land of Two Rivers: A History of Bengal from the Mahabharata to Mujib. ISBN 9780143416784.
  2. ^ "History of Bengal Vol.1".
  3. ^ Chowdhury, AM (2012). "Pala Dynasty". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
Preceded by Pala Emperor
1075–1077 CE
Succeeded by