Medieval India – Part One, by Satish Chandra, depicts the time period between 1206 and 1526, from Sultanat to the Mughals.
Summary of the Book
This title presents the extensive surveys of the political, economic and social conditions of India during the three and a quarter centuries that was called the Delhi Sultanat. It attempts to bridge the gap between 1206 and 1526 based on comprehensive research and popular perception. The era is observed as a dark phase haunted by war and violent seizures of land, which resulted in very little development.
About Satish Chandra
Satish Chandra was the former professor of Economic History of Medieval India at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has also served as the Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the University Grants Commission. His work, Parties and Politics at the Mughal Court, 1707-1740 has set a benchmark for Mughal studies. Satish Chandra has played a vital role in the compilation of several volumes of A Comprehensive History of India, on behalf of the Indian History Congress, of which he had been the General President and Secretary. Some of his other works are: Historiography, Religion, and State in Medieval India; Essays on Medieval Indian History, and Essays in Medieval Indian Economic History.