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INDIA: As seen by Early Muslim Chroniclers
INDIA: As seen by Early Muslim Chroniclers
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About the Book :

G.W.F Hegel says in History of Philosophy that the quest for India is a moving force of our whole history, and that since ancient times all nations have directed their wishes and desires to this miraculous country whose treasures they coveted.

A New religion, Islam, had sprung up on the soil of Arbia in the 6th century. Its followers, with zeal and energy to burst forth over the surface of the earth, were no exception to the above. The neighboring India was thus destined to be one of their first footholds abroad. The first Muslim force reached India as early as A.D. 644, but finding the environ conquer it was made only in A.D. 711. In the twelfth century, however, the Muslims conquered the heartland of India and established themselves firmly in Delhi as the rulers.

In the wake of this phenomenon we find a spate of travelers, courtiers, state chroniclers, and even emperors, who indulged themselves in history writing, a discipline that was not yet established as a well-defined brunch of social sciences in India. They have told us a lot about the physical features of the land, its seasons, flora and fauna, the people, their beliefs and ways of life, their customs and practices, etc. This book thus provides information about India and its habitants as seen from the eyes of those early Muslim chroniclers. Their accounts also give details of struggle for political power and court intrigues, battles and conquests, administrative policies and measures, etc. But as they do not form part of the present theme, hence not included here. This book may be considered as a history of the society and culture of India of that time.

It will be noticed that those Muslim historians could have written about the people and their beliefs in whatever manner they liked, misrepresenting the conquered people by the suppression of truth or by an extra emphasis on the shadier aspects of their social life. But, they did not look at the local people with contempt. Instead, the descriptions they make of the country and its people seem generally adoring.

About the Author

Syed Osman Sher was born in 1935 in Bihar, a city in the state of Bihar, India. He received his Master's degree from Aligarh University, India, in 1955. During the long tenure as a civil servant he also served Central Treaty Organization (CENTO) in Ankara as its Chief Secretary (Economics); United Nations as Consultant at Kenya; Commonwealth as Trade Policy Adviser in Mozambique; and SAARC as Planning Expert in the Maldives. He is settled in Canada since 1991.

A large number of his essays on economic and social development problems have been published in journals and newspapers. He is the author of two books, The Culture of Ancient Times (1999), and The culture of Tolerance: A Study of Indian History (2001).

CONTENTS

Adam and Eve
Construction of ponds
Mode of conveyance
Elephant catching
Acrobatics
Prefacev
CHAPTER ONE : The Land and its People1
CHAPTER TWO : Arrival of the Muslims7
CHAPTER THREE : History writing in India14
CHAPTER FOUR : Accounts of Muslim Chroniclers23
1. The Country23
Desire for Hindustan
The land
Places and cities
Climate and seasons
Rivers
Water supply and Irrigation system
Animals
Trees and fruits
Flowers
Revenue
2. The People98
Inhabitants
Uniqueness of Hinduism
State of knowledge and sciences
Astronomy
Caste system
Manners
Dress
Food
Language
Numbering and counting
Weights and measures
Days and hours
Measuring of distances
Rajahs
Yogis and saints
3. Religious Philosophy : God, Soul and Matter145
God
Brahma
Narain
Devas
Accountability after death, soul and transmigration
Vedas
Ramayana
Mahabharata
Origin of the world and division of Ages
Shape of the world
Elements and matter
4. Beliefs and Practices169
Idol worship
Cow worship
Sun worship
Concept of pure and polluted
Jauhar and self-immolation
Sati (widow burning)
Marriage and co-habitation
Polyandry
Brothels, dancing girls and Devdasi system
Licentiousness and Puritanism
Superstition
Justice and honesty
Hospitality
Charity
Pilgrimage
Festivals
5. Miscellaneous201
CHAPTER FIVE : Appendices : Accounts of Some
European Travellers of the 17th
Century
205
1. The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to India
2. Travernier's Travels in India Vol. 1 and 2,
3. Travels in the Mogul Empire by Francois Bernier
4. Storia do Mogor or Mogul India by Niccolao Manncci
CHAPTER SIX : Brief Discription of Reference Books and Writers266
Index297

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IDG522
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2005
Publisher:
REGENCY PUBLICATIONS
ISBN:
8189233122
Language:
English
Size:
8.0" X 5.8"
Pages:
324
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$35.00   Shipping Free
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About the Book :

G.W.F Hegel says in History of Philosophy that the quest for India is a moving force of our whole history, and that since ancient times all nations have directed their wishes and desires to this miraculous country whose treasures they coveted.

A New religion, Islam, had sprung up on the soil of Arbia in the 6th century. Its followers, with zeal and energy to burst forth over the surface of the earth, were no exception to the above. The neighboring India was thus destined to be one of their first footholds abroad. The first Muslim force reached India as early as A.D. 644, but finding the environ conquer it was made only in A.D. 711. In the twelfth century, however, the Muslims conquered the heartland of India and established themselves firmly in Delhi as the rulers.

In the wake of this phenomenon we find a spate of travelers, courtiers, state chroniclers, and even emperors, who indulged themselves in history writing, a discipline that was not yet established as a well-defined brunch of social sciences in India. They have told us a lot about the physical features of the land, its seasons, flora and fauna, the people, their beliefs and ways of life, their customs and practices, etc. This book thus provides information about India and its habitants as seen from the eyes of those early Muslim chroniclers. Their accounts also give details of struggle for political power and court intrigues, battles and conquests, administrative policies and measures, etc. But as they do not form part of the present theme, hence not included here. This book may be considered as a history of the society and culture of India of that time.

It will be noticed that those Muslim historians could have written about the people and their beliefs in whatever manner they liked, misrepresenting the conquered people by the suppression of truth or by an extra emphasis on the shadier aspects of their social life. But, they did not look at the local people with contempt. Instead, the descriptions they make of the country and its people seem generally adoring.

About the Author

Syed Osman Sher was born in 1935 in Bihar, a city in the state of Bihar, India. He received his Master's degree from Aligarh University, India, in 1955. During the long tenure as a civil servant he also served Central Treaty Organization (CENTO) in Ankara as its Chief Secretary (Economics); United Nations as Consultant at Kenya; Commonwealth as Trade Policy Adviser in Mozambique; and SAARC as Planning Expert in the Maldives. He is settled in Canada since 1991.

A large number of his essays on economic and social development problems have been published in journals and newspapers. He is the author of two books, The Culture of Ancient Times (1999), and The culture of Tolerance: A Study of Indian History (2001).

CONTENTS

Adam and Eve
Construction of ponds
Mode of conveyance
Elephant catching
Acrobatics
Prefacev
CHAPTER ONE : The Land and its People1
CHAPTER TWO : Arrival of the Muslims7
CHAPTER THREE : History writing in India14
CHAPTER FOUR : Accounts of Muslim Chroniclers23
1. The Country23
Desire for Hindustan
The land
Places and cities
Climate and seasons
Rivers
Water supply and Irrigation system
Animals
Trees and fruits
Flowers
Revenue
2. The People98
Inhabitants
Uniqueness of Hinduism
State of knowledge and sciences
Astronomy
Caste system
Manners
Dress
Food
Language
Numbering and counting
Weights and measures
Days and hours
Measuring of distances
Rajahs
Yogis and saints
3. Religious Philosophy : God, Soul and Matter145
God
Brahma
Narain
Devas
Accountability after death, soul and transmigration
Vedas
Ramayana
Mahabharata
Origin of the world and division of Ages
Shape of the world
Elements and matter
4. Beliefs and Practices169
Idol worship
Cow worship
Sun worship
Concept of pure and polluted
Jauhar and self-immolation
Sati (widow burning)
Marriage and co-habitation
Polyandry
Brothels, dancing girls and Devdasi system
Licentiousness and Puritanism
Superstition
Justice and honesty
Hospitality
Charity
Pilgrimage
Festivals
5. Miscellaneous201
CHAPTER FIVE : Appendices : Accounts of Some
European Travellers of the 17th
Century
205
1. The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to India
2. Travernier's Travels in India Vol. 1 and 2,
3. Travels in the Mogul Empire by Francois Bernier
4. Storia do Mogor or Mogul India by Niccolao Manncci
CHAPTER SIX : Brief Discription of Reference Books and Writers266
Index297

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