Qorten - I thought about it briefly, but Bihar was allied to Rajputana and Orissa, so a DOW would likely have lost me even more allies, and possibly got me clobbered by Delhi while is was in a war with Bihar/Orissa.
gabor - That would have been a possibility, but the real missed chance came later, when Orissa/Bihar went to war with Delhi, and I decided I couldn't risk honouring the alliance. Instead of lamenting my fate, I should have been DOW-ing Gujarat, thus solving the "not alliance leader" problem, bringing in Rajputana & Vijayanagar (my other allies), and landing Delhi in wars with every significant Hindu power simulataneously. I just didn't think of it until it was too late.
The elephant's feeling a bit off-colour at the moment. Hopefully, the next update will cheer it up.
aldriq - I thought I could get the Kutch CoT! The problem with DOWing Sind directly was that if Gujarat didn't join I had no access to Sind, but once they were both in I was all set to grab the sieges and take Kutch and Surat. What I didn't realise was that Sind wouldn't be alliance leader either.
Junuxx - If Laurasia turns blue I will have a problem...
Enewald - Never underestimate the power of a sufficiently motivated elephant.
Dariush - That sounds a little dangerous - for one thing we have seven continents and only four elephants, which limits precision at bit, and for another I suspect that letting the Disc fall off the Turtle would be a Bad Thing.