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    History Of Medieval India 01 Edition (English, Paperback, Satish Chandra)

    History Of Medieval India 01 Edition  (English, Paperback, Satish Chandra)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Orient Blackswan
    • ISBN: 9788125032267, 8125032266
    • Edition: 01, 2009
    • Pages: 415
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    History Of Medieval India is the second book in a series written to provide a comprehensive overview of the history of the Indian subcontinent.

    Summary Of The Book

    History Of Medieval India covers the historical landscape of the Indian subcontinent over a period of a thousand years, between the eighth and eighteenth century AD. The book starts off with a bird’s eye view of the state of the world during the medieval period, before dwelling on the rise and fall of empires in the Indian subcontinent.

    Writing about the history of India is a daunting task, but the author has attempted to carry out the task with the eye of an inquirer and the pen of a scholar. The book has been written keeping in mind readers who may have some basic knowledge of the political situation in medieval India and would like to pursue the knowledge further. The book elucidates the beginnings, growths and deaths of many a dynasty, including but not limited to the Cholas, Rajputs, Vijayanagara kings, Bahmanids and the Marathas.

    History Of Medieval India’s primary merit lies in the fact that it departs from the well worn path of writing about dynastic history alone and looks at the social, political, cultural and economic developments that the period gave rise to. Some of these developments still have significance in contemporary relevance, such as the caste system which seems to have been born around this period.

    The author has done a tremendous job in condensing such a large amount of subject matter in such a small space.

    About Satish Chandra

    Satish Chandra is among India’s most well known historians.

    He has composed many works and some of them include, Essays on Medieval Indian History, Historiography, Religion and State in Medieval India, State, Pluralism and the Indian Historical Tradition, and The Indian Ocean and its Islands: Strategic, Scientific and Historical Perspectives.

    Satish Chandra was a reader in history in the Aligarh Muslim University before joining the Jawaharlal Nehru University as a professor and co-founder. He was the first dean of the School of Social Sciences in JNU. He is a Marxist Indian historian. Satish Chandra is best known for his works on Indian medieval history.

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    • Publication Year
      • 2009
    • Table of Contents
        • Preface

        1. India AND THE WORLD :

        • Europe; The Arab World; Africa

        2. Northern INDIA : AGE OF THE THREE EMPIRES (800-1000) :

        • The Struggle for Domination in North India : The Palas; The Pratiharas; The Rashtrakutas; Political Ideas and Organisation

        3. South INDIA : THE CHOLA Empire (900-1200) :

        • The Rise of the Chola Empire; Age of Rajaraja and Rajendra; Chola Government-Local Self Government; Cultural Life
        • 4. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL LIFE, Education AND Religious BELIEFS (800-1200) :
        • Trade and Commerce; Nature of Society; the Caste System; Condition of Women; Dress, Food and Amusements; Education, Science and Religious Learning; Religious Movements and Beliefs

        5. THE AGE OF CONFLICT (CIRCA 1000-1200) :

        • The Ghaznavids; the Rajput States; the Turkish Conquest of North India; the Battle of Tarain; Turkish Conquest of the Ganga Valley; Causes of the Defeat of the Rajputs

        6. THE Delhi SULTANAT-I (CIRCA 1200-1400) :

        • The Mameluk Sultans (Thirteenth Century); Struggle for the Establishment of a Strong Monarch); Iltutmish (1210-36); Raziya; Era of Balban (1246-87); the Mongols and the Problem of the Northwest Frontier; Internal Rebellions and the Struggle for Territorial Consolidation of the Delhi Sultanat

        7. THE DELHI SULTANAT-II (CIRCA 1200-1400) :

        • The Khaljis and the Tughlaqs; the Khaljis (1290-1320); the Tughlaqs (1320-1412); Expansion of the Delhi Sultanat; Internal Reforms and Experiments Muhammad Tughlaq's Experiments; Decline and Disintergration of the Delhi Sultanat : Firuz and his Successors

        8. GOVERNMENT, AND ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL LIFE UNDER THE DELHI SULTANAT :

        • The Sultan; Central Administration; Local Administration; Economic and Social Life; Peasants and Rural Gentry; Trade, Industry and the Merchants; the Sultan and the Nobles; Town Life : Slaves, Artisans and Others; Caste, Social Manners and Customs; Nature of the State; Religious Freedom under the Sultanat

        9. THE AGE OF Vijayanagara AND THE BAHMANIDS, AND THE COMING OF THE Portuguese (CIRCA 1350-1565) :

        • The Vijayanagara Empire-Its Foundation and Conflict with the Bahmani Kingdom; the Bahmani Kingdom-Its Expansion and Disintegration; Mahmud Gawan; Climax of the Vijayanagara Empire and its Disintegration; The Advent of the Portuguese

        10. STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE IN NORTH INDIA-I (CIRCA 1400-1525) :

        • Eastern India-Bengal, Assam and Orissa; Western India-Gujarat, Malwa and Mewar; Mahmud Begarha; Malwa; Mewar; Northwest and North India-the Sharqis, the Lodi Sultans and Kashmir; Kashmir

        11. CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA (1300-1500) :

        • Architecture; Religious Ideas and Beliefs; the Sufi Movement; the Chishti and Suharwardi Silsilahs; the Bhakti Movement; the Vaishnavite Movement; Literature and Fine Arts; Fine Arts

        12. STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE IN NORTH INDIA-II Mughals AND Afghans (1525-1555) :

        • Central Asia and Babur; Conquest of India; the Battle of Panipat (20 April 1526); the Battle of Khanwa; the Afghans; Significance of Babur's Advent into India; Humayun's Conquest of Gujarat and his Tussle with Sher Shah; Sher Khan; Sher Shah and the Sur Empire (1540-55); Contribution of Sher Shah

        13. CONSOLIDATION OF THE Mughal EMPIRE AGE OF Akbar :

        • Early Phase-Contest with the Nobility (1556-67); Early Expansion of the Empire (1560-76); Administration; Mansabdari System and the Army; Organization of Government; Relations with the Rajputs; Rebellions and Further Expansion of the Mughal Empire; Towards Integration : State, Religion and Social Reforms

        14. THE Deccan AND SOUTH INDIA (UP TO 1656) :

        • Mughal Advance Towards the Deccan; Conquest of Berar, Ahmadnagar and Khandesh; Rise of Malik Ambar and Frustration of Mughal Attempt at Consolidation; Extinction of Ahmadnagar, and Acceptance of Mughal Suzerainty by Bijapur and Golconda; Cultural Contribution of the Deccan States

        15. INDIA IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY :

        • Political and Administrative Developments in India; Nur Jahan; Shah Jahan's Rebellion; Mahabat Khan; Foreign Policy of the Mughals; Shah Jahan's Balkh Campaign; Mughal-Persian Relations-the Last Phase; Growth of Administration : Mansabdari System and the Mughal Army; The Mughal Army

        16. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL LIFE UNDER THE MUGHALS :

        • Economic and Social Conditions; Standard of Living : Pattern of Village Life and the Masses ; The Ruling Classes : The Nobles and Zamindars; Zamindars and the Rural Gentry; The Middle Strata; Organization of Trade and Commerce; Foreign Trade and the European Traders

        17. CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENTS :

        • Architecture; Painting; Language, Literature and Music; Music; Religious Ideas and Beliefs, and Problems of Integration

        18. CLIMAX AND DISINTEGRATION OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE-I :

        • Problems of Succession; Aurangzeb's Reign-His Religious Policy; Political Developments-North India; Northeast and East India; Popular Revolts and Movements for Regional Independence : Jats, Afghans and Sikhs; Relations with the Rajputs-Breach with Marwar and Mewar

        19. CLIMAX AND DISINTEGRATION OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE-N :

        • The Rise of the Marathas; Early Career of Shivaji; Treaty of Purandar and Shivaji's Visit to Agra; Final Breach with Shivaji-Shivaji's Administration and Achievements; Aurangzeb and the Deccani States (1658-87); The First Phase (1658-68); The Second Phase (1668-84); The Third Phase (1684-87); Aurangzeb, the Marathas and the Deccan-the Last Phase (1687-1707); Decline of the Mughal Empire-Responsibility of Aurangzeb

        20. ASSESSMENT AND REVIEW

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    Poor Print Quality.

    I have a habit of underlining while reading a book.(with pencil, of course)
    When I tried to rub it with an eraser....guess what...the text FADED.

    May be it was printed in Medieval times.
    flipKart as usual was awesome.
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    Shailendra Dutta

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    Good replacement for old NCERT

    For people who are preparing for UPSC or other examination and are flirting with the idea of taking History as an optional, should seriously read this book book before jumping into more advanced books on Medieval India.
    The language is lucid and the topics are touched quite satisfactorily. How from exam point of view, this book should only serve as a primer, and other books (Vol 1 and Vol 2) need to read, to augment understanding as well as the quality of answers.
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    The best concise volume on Medieval India

    There are voluminous books on this subject, but this one covers everything, in all details, in a lucid prose, though doesn't seem to be too voluminous. The best text so far for anyone interested in the Medieval India, anyone who is a beginner.
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    Saibal Bishnu

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    A good book but not the best

    Readable, concise, covers most of the relevant events of the periods it talks about. Fulfills the requirement of any one preparing for any exam which requires the knowledge of this period about India.

    But, as a historian Satish Chandra has disappointed me on many occasion where he tries to put his own way of looking at the facts. The way he tries to explain the reason behind Prithviraj Chauhaan's defeat at second battle of Terrain, and then goes on to show the Muslim invaders in good light t...
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    Chakresh Singh

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    One of the best reads on the topic!

    History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra is an excellent book to read for those who're interested in knowing more about the happenings in the country during the medieval times. It is written in a systematic manner and provides an almost neutral view on the developments that happened in those times. It can read by general public who is interested in reading about our history and is one of the must buys for students preparing for examinations such as Civil Services. It not only provides all ...
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    Mudit Sood

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    Awesome!

    I started reading about Medieval Indian History from the 2 separate volumes written on Medieval History by the same author.I managed to finish the first but i found the sheer size of the second book dauting!So then i bought this book to read a shorter version of the Mughal rule.

    It's a pleasure to read it.The arguments and reasoning are simply brilliant.

    But If one is into academics or want a very deep understanding of Medieval History then you should go for the longer version or the double...
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    Dilip Namboodiri

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    9 Feb, 2012

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    SAME AS 11TH NCERT OLD VERSION MEDIEVAL INDIA

    This is same reprint of 11th NCERT old version book which cost only Rs.65/- but the actual thing is that this version has been stoped and not available in the market, yet the price is very huge (5 times the selling price of old NCERT book). Yet the book is very nice and very helpful. Every trying to buy this one can search for that NCERT book and if cannot find it then you can go for this book.
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    Arul Deepak Kamaraj

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    9 Jan, 2013

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    Terrific purchase

    Great book by satischandra.Perfect book for medival India for civil service for main.Got it for rs 290.Thankx flipkart.
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    Abhishek Alipatra

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    Satish Chandra's Medievl India

    The book is very comprehensively writen covering almost all the events and aspects of medieval India. It will help to build abase and eventually to gain a grip on medieval history. A good read for starting of medieval history's study
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    Mehul Shinde

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    Damn Good ... Hav every thing you need and leaves everything u dnt want...

    I am preparing for civil service and was lukin for mid. hist. book. This just shine... Solving my purpose. It's like a novel for me... Only drawback , that to if it matters, are no illustrations and photos, somthing you get in NCERTs.. BUt Leaving that.. This one is thumbs up... Luk no further kind of book... Have a Happy Read...
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    Shiv Kumar Niranjan

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