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The Wonder That Was India I
The Wonder That Was India I
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S.A.A. Rizvi’s the wonder that was India during the period of Islamic political dominance in the subcontinent. Through meticulous research and painstaking study Rizvi Pieces together a comprehensive account of the five hundred years between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries detailing the political histories of the Arabs, Turks, Afghans and Mughals from his exploration of the social and economic conditions the state religion and the fine arts a vibrant picture emerges of a massive and fertile exchange that would influence the destiny of more than billion people.

This volume along with AL. Basham’s classic the wonder that was India offers an extensive and engrossing view of the pre colonial history of India. It is equally for the serious student and the interested reader.

Contents

List of Illustrations vii
Important Dates ix
List of Maps xiv
Note on Pronunciation xv
Introduction with a Review of Sources xvii
I The Arabs and the Turks
Early Islam, Institutions, Law, The Arab
Conquest of Sind, The Ghaznavids, The
Ghurids, The Ilbari Turks, The Khaljis, The
Tughluq Dynasty, The Sayyids
1
II The Independent Ruling Dynasties
Bengal, Assam, Tirhut, Orissa, Rajasthan, Kashmir, Jaunpur, Malwa, Khandesh,
Gujarat the Western Coast, Ma’bar, The
Bahmani Kingdom the five Deccan Kingdoms
The Vijayanagara Kingdom
57
III The Afghans and the Mughals
The Lodis, Babur and Humayun Sher Khan
(later Sher Shah) Sur, the Sur Sultanate,
Humayun, Recaptures Delhi, Akbar the
Great jahangir, Shahjahan, Aurangzib, Fall
of the Mughal Empire
89
IV The State
Kingship, Law, The Royal Court and house-hold,
Ministers and their Departments, the
Mansadbars and the army, Finance Justice
The Police, The Provincial Administration
District Administration
154
V Social and Economic Conditions
Social Structure, Women, Slavery, Villages
The Zamindars, Towns and Cities, Educations
Inland Trade, Coastal Trade, Commercial
Practices
196
VI Religion
Philosophical Movements Sufi Movements,
The Kubrawiyya, The Qalandars, The
Muslim Intellectual perception of Hinduism
The Hindu Impact on Sufism, The Mahdawi
Movement The New Sufi Orders (the Shattariyyas)
the Qadiriyya order the Naqshbandiyya Order the Shi is
231
VII Fine Arts
Pre-Mughal Architecture the First Phase
Architecture of the Regional Kingdoms, The
Lodi and Sur Monuments the Mughal
Monuments, Mughal Gardens, Painting
Music
277
Conclusion 308
Bibliography and References 317
Appendix with Bibliography and References 354
Index with Glossary 373

The Wonder That Was India I

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NAC194
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Edition:
2005
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ISBN:
9780330439091
Language:
English
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603 (27 B/W Illustrations)
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Back of the Book

S.A.A. Rizvi’s the wonder that was India during the period of Islamic political dominance in the subcontinent. Through meticulous research and painstaking study Rizvi Pieces together a comprehensive account of the five hundred years between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries detailing the political histories of the Arabs, Turks, Afghans and Mughals from his exploration of the social and economic conditions the state religion and the fine arts a vibrant picture emerges of a massive and fertile exchange that would influence the destiny of more than billion people.

This volume along with AL. Basham’s classic the wonder that was India offers an extensive and engrossing view of the pre colonial history of India. It is equally for the serious student and the interested reader.

Contents

List of Illustrations vii
Important Dates ix
List of Maps xiv
Note on Pronunciation xv
Introduction with a Review of Sources xvii
I The Arabs and the Turks
Early Islam, Institutions, Law, The Arab
Conquest of Sind, The Ghaznavids, The
Ghurids, The Ilbari Turks, The Khaljis, The
Tughluq Dynasty, The Sayyids
1
II The Independent Ruling Dynasties
Bengal, Assam, Tirhut, Orissa, Rajasthan, Kashmir, Jaunpur, Malwa, Khandesh,
Gujarat the Western Coast, Ma’bar, The
Bahmani Kingdom the five Deccan Kingdoms
The Vijayanagara Kingdom
57
III The Afghans and the Mughals
The Lodis, Babur and Humayun Sher Khan
(later Sher Shah) Sur, the Sur Sultanate,
Humayun, Recaptures Delhi, Akbar the
Great jahangir, Shahjahan, Aurangzib, Fall
of the Mughal Empire
89
IV The State
Kingship, Law, The Royal Court and house-hold,
Ministers and their Departments, the
Mansadbars and the army, Finance Justice
The Police, The Provincial Administration
District Administration
154
V Social and Economic Conditions
Social Structure, Women, Slavery, Villages
The Zamindars, Towns and Cities, Educations
Inland Trade, Coastal Trade, Commercial
Practices
196
VI Religion
Philosophical Movements Sufi Movements,
The Kubrawiyya, The Qalandars, The
Muslim Intellectual perception of Hinduism
The Hindu Impact on Sufism, The Mahdawi
Movement The New Sufi Orders (the Shattariyyas)
the Qadiriyya order the Naqshbandiyya Order the Shi is
231
VII Fine Arts
Pre-Mughal Architecture the First Phase
Architecture of the Regional Kingdoms, The
Lodi and Sur Monuments the Mughal
Monuments, Mughal Gardens, Painting
Music
277
Conclusion 308
Bibliography and References 317
Appendix with Bibliography and References 354
Index with Glossary 373
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