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.
1. India AND THE WORLD :
2. Northern INDIA : AGE OF THE THREE EMPIRES (800-1000) :
3. South INDIA : THE CHOLA Empire (900-1200) :
5. THE AGE OF CONFLICT (CIRCA 1000-1200) :
6. THE Delhi SULTANAT-I (CIRCA 1200-1400) :
7. THE DELHI SULTANAT-II (CIRCA 1200-1400) :
8. GOVERNMENT, AND ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL LIFE UNDER THE DELHI SULTANAT :
9. THE AGE OF Vijayanagara AND THE BAHMANIDS, AND THE COMING OF THE Portuguese (CIRCA 1350-1565) :
10. STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE IN NORTH INDIA-I (CIRCA 1400-1525) :
11. CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA (1300-1500) :
12. STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE IN NORTH INDIA-II Mughals AND Afghans (1525-1555) :
13. CONSOLIDATION OF THE Mughal EMPIRE AGE OF Akbar :
14. THE Deccan AND SOUTH INDIA (UP TO 1656) :
15. INDIA IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY :
16. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL LIFE UNDER THE MUGHALS :
17. CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENTS :
18. CLIMAX AND DISINTEGRATION OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE-I :
19. CLIMAX AND DISINTEGRATION OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE-N :
20. ASSESSMENT AND REVIEW
Poor Print Quality.
15 Feb, 2013
Good replacement for old NCERT
22 Feb, 2014
The best concise volume on Medieval India
28 Aug, 2011
One of the best reads on the topic!
8 May, 2012
A good book but not the best
4 Sep, 2013
9 Feb, 2012
Satish Chandra's Medievl India
14 Sep, 2012
SAME AS 11TH NCERT OLD VERSION MEDIEVAL INDIA
Arul Deepak Kamaraj
9 Jan, 2013
30 Mar, 2017
a very good book for a quick review
28 Sep, 2014