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History of Medieval India
History of Medieval India
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Satish Chandra’s History of Medieval India is a comprehensive overview of the history of the Indian subcontinent during the thousand-year period between the eight and the eighteenth century. History of Medieval India studies this interesting period in Indian history when the land underwent drastic changes and was deeply influenced by the invading armies, religious movements, and the vicissitudes of the changing political, economic and cultural scene. To tell the history of a land spanning the geographical dimensions and the political divisions of the Indian subcontinent is in itself a formidable task. Satish Chandra executes this difficult mission with the eye of an enquirer and the pen of a scholar.

Both students and interested readers are sure to fnd this volume, dealing with the histories of the Cholas, Rajputs, the invading Turks, Vijayanagara kings, Bahmanids, Mughals, Marathas and others, an essential reader for understanding the history of medieval India.

Professor Satish Chandra has been the Chairman, University Grants Commission and Professor, Medieval Indian History, and Dean, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is currently Secretary of the Twelve volume Comprehensive History of India Scheme of the Indian History Congress, being implemented by the Comprehensive History of India Society. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Society for Indian Ocean Studies. His work has been extensively published in books and journals, in India and abroad.

 

Preface

As a nation grow, it is bound to review its past to see what part of its legacy is relevant, or an inhibiting factor, for growth. The medieval period of Indian history has often been equated to the period of Turkish and Mughal rule over the country. This meant that primacy was given to political factors rather than societal ones. This attitude was also based on the assumption that there has been little change in Indian society down the centuries. This attitude has now begun to change. Historians have traced the evolution of tribe-based society in India to the rise of territorial states, and the gradual formation of classes and castes within this state system. It has also been shown that with the growing trend towards ownership of land, and the desire to dominate and control those engaged in cultivation, a new form of society arose- that is, the feudal mode. It has, however, been recognized that there were vital differences between this social order and the feudal order in Europe.

Without trying to investigate these differences in detail, an attempt has been made to trace the evolution of social, economic, political and cultural trends in India from the eight century to the end of the seventeenth century. It is a daunting task to bring all these aspects together in a single volume. An attempt has been made in the hope that the summation of the efforts of many historians during the last four decades to give a new orientation to medieval Indian history would stimulate public interest, and also put in better perspective recent controversies regarding the nature of the state in medieval India, the extent of religious freedom to peoples within it, and the nature of the economic growth during the period.

A point has been made in the book that the emergence of large empires followed by their breakdown into smaller components and vice versa did not necessarily mean economic stagnation and cultural decay. Even when larger states emerged subsequently, there was often an active interchange between the new center and the regional states.

Thus, India history is not just an endless story of the rise and fall of empires without any institutional and cultural growth, as Sir Charles Elliot had postulated in his introduction to the eight volume History of India as Told by its Own Historians. Indian history is a much more complex web with the center of gravity shifting from north to east, or to the south, and back again, and finally, for a long period the forces of growth triumphing under the Mughals over the forces of disintegration. The process of disintegration during the eighteenth century, and a re-integration under vastly different circumstances under the British and its harmful consequences have not been touched upon here.

In the end, I would like to thank Orient Longman for bringing out this work, despite many difficulties.

 

Contents

 

  List of Maps ix
  Preface xi
1 India and the World 1
2 Northern India: Age of the Three Empires (800-1000) 12
3 South India: The Chola Empire (900-1200) 26
4 Economic and Social Life, Education and Religious Beliefs (800-1200) 36
5 The Age of Conflict (Circa 1000-1200) 57
6 The Delhi Sultanat-I (Circa 1200-1300) 76
7 The Delhi Sultanat-II (Circa 1300-1400) 92
8 Government , and Economic and Social Life under the Delhi Sultanat 118
9 The Age of Vijayanagara and the Bahmanids, and the Coming of the Portuguese (Circa 1350-1565) 138
10 Struggle for Empire in North India-I (Circa 1400-1525) 162
11 Cultural Development in India (1200-1500) 182
12 Struggle for Empire in North India-II (Mughals and Afghans (1525-1555) 202
13 Consolidation of the Mughal Empire Age of Akbar 226
14 The Deccan and South India (Up to 1656) 259
15 India in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century 276
16 Economic and Social Life under the Mughals 297
17 Cultural and Religious Developments 317
18 Climax and Disintegration of the Mughal Empire-I 328
19 Climax and Disintegration of the Mughal Empire-II 355
  Assessment and Review 379
  Appendix 385
  Books for Further Reading 387
  Index 391

History of Medieval India

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NAG119
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2013
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9788125032267
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English
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430
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Back of The Book

Satish Chandra’s History of Medieval India is a comprehensive overview of the history of the Indian subcontinent during the thousand-year period between the eight and the eighteenth century. History of Medieval India studies this interesting period in Indian history when the land underwent drastic changes and was deeply influenced by the invading armies, religious movements, and the vicissitudes of the changing political, economic and cultural scene. To tell the history of a land spanning the geographical dimensions and the political divisions of the Indian subcontinent is in itself a formidable task. Satish Chandra executes this difficult mission with the eye of an enquirer and the pen of a scholar.

Both students and interested readers are sure to fnd this volume, dealing with the histories of the Cholas, Rajputs, the invading Turks, Vijayanagara kings, Bahmanids, Mughals, Marathas and others, an essential reader for understanding the history of medieval India.

Professor Satish Chandra has been the Chairman, University Grants Commission and Professor, Medieval Indian History, and Dean, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is currently Secretary of the Twelve volume Comprehensive History of India Scheme of the Indian History Congress, being implemented by the Comprehensive History of India Society. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Society for Indian Ocean Studies. His work has been extensively published in books and journals, in India and abroad.

 

Preface

As a nation grow, it is bound to review its past to see what part of its legacy is relevant, or an inhibiting factor, for growth. The medieval period of Indian history has often been equated to the period of Turkish and Mughal rule over the country. This meant that primacy was given to political factors rather than societal ones. This attitude was also based on the assumption that there has been little change in Indian society down the centuries. This attitude has now begun to change. Historians have traced the evolution of tribe-based society in India to the rise of territorial states, and the gradual formation of classes and castes within this state system. It has also been shown that with the growing trend towards ownership of land, and the desire to dominate and control those engaged in cultivation, a new form of society arose- that is, the feudal mode. It has, however, been recognized that there were vital differences between this social order and the feudal order in Europe.

Without trying to investigate these differences in detail, an attempt has been made to trace the evolution of social, economic, political and cultural trends in India from the eight century to the end of the seventeenth century. It is a daunting task to bring all these aspects together in a single volume. An attempt has been made in the hope that the summation of the efforts of many historians during the last four decades to give a new orientation to medieval Indian history would stimulate public interest, and also put in better perspective recent controversies regarding the nature of the state in medieval India, the extent of religious freedom to peoples within it, and the nature of the economic growth during the period.

A point has been made in the book that the emergence of large empires followed by their breakdown into smaller components and vice versa did not necessarily mean economic stagnation and cultural decay. Even when larger states emerged subsequently, there was often an active interchange between the new center and the regional states.

Thus, India history is not just an endless story of the rise and fall of empires without any institutional and cultural growth, as Sir Charles Elliot had postulated in his introduction to the eight volume History of India as Told by its Own Historians. Indian history is a much more complex web with the center of gravity shifting from north to east, or to the south, and back again, and finally, for a long period the forces of growth triumphing under the Mughals over the forces of disintegration. The process of disintegration during the eighteenth century, and a re-integration under vastly different circumstances under the British and its harmful consequences have not been touched upon here.

In the end, I would like to thank Orient Longman for bringing out this work, despite many difficulties.

 

Contents

 

  List of Maps ix
  Preface xi
1 India and the World 1
2 Northern India: Age of the Three Empires (800-1000) 12
3 South India: The Chola Empire (900-1200) 26
4 Economic and Social Life, Education and Religious Beliefs (800-1200) 36
5 The Age of Conflict (Circa 1000-1200) 57
6 The Delhi Sultanat-I (Circa 1200-1300) 76
7 The Delhi Sultanat-II (Circa 1300-1400) 92
8 Government , and Economic and Social Life under the Delhi Sultanat 118
9 The Age of Vijayanagara and the Bahmanids, and the Coming of the Portuguese (Circa 1350-1565) 138
10 Struggle for Empire in North India-I (Circa 1400-1525) 162
11 Cultural Development in India (1200-1500) 182
12 Struggle for Empire in North India-II (Mughals and Afghans (1525-1555) 202
13 Consolidation of the Mughal Empire Age of Akbar 226
14 The Deccan and South India (Up to 1656) 259
15 India in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century 276
16 Economic and Social Life under the Mughals 297
17 Cultural and Religious Developments 317
18 Climax and Disintegration of the Mughal Empire-I 328
19 Climax and Disintegration of the Mughal Empire-II 355
  Assessment and Review 379
  Appendix 385
  Books for Further Reading 387
  Index 391
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