Karna was a son of a charioteer by his foster father and if I am not wrong he didn't fight with the previous king of Anga.

  • And what is your question? You didn't write your question in the body at all. Are you leaving comment in the body? – Sarvabhouma Nov 19 '18 at 17:01

When the Pandavas and Kauravas returned to Hastinapur after completing their education, they were showing their skills infront of the whole kingdom. When Arjun had almost defeated Duryodhan, Karna fired a bow from the crowd and saved Duryodhan and challenged Arjun. When he told his identity to everyone, he was refused to compete with Arjun as he was from a lower caste and son of a charioteer. Seeing this Duryodhan gifted him Anga Pradesh (so that he becomes a king and thus eligible to fight with Arjun). Source: This is the conversation between Arjun and Karna can be found in the Sambhav Parva

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  • Welcome to Hinduism.SE! Please note that citing references is must here...you can cite references from Sambhava Parva in this post... – YDS Nov 2 '18 at 15:09

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