The Present Work, As Its Title Sug¬Gests, Focusses On The Frontier Policy Of The Delhi Sultans And Traces The Ups And Downs It Underwent During The Reign Of Different Rulers, Together With The Various Contributory Factors For The Periodical Adjustments.The Study Is Based On Original Source Material And To Make The Narrative Intelligible The Author Has Added Several Useful Maps Showing The Routes Followed By The Mongol Hordes In Their Incursions Into India, As Well As The Fortifications Built By The Sultans To Meet This Formidable Challenge.
Description: In this book Dr. K.L. Srivastava deals with the Position of the Hindus under the Sultans of Delhi. In the peculiar conditions of India in this period, the political behaviour of Muslim rulers towards the Hindus was often influenced by Muslim religious and constitutional doctrines. In spite of the fact that there is dearth of dependable data on several aspects of this problem, the scholars have directly stated contradictory views. Under such circumstances, a researcher feels handicapped at arriving at exact conclusions. Confronting all these difficulties, the author has scanned both Hindu and Muslim sources and presented a compact and comprehensive treatment of the subject. Wherever he has divergent views from other writers, he cites sound fads for proving the truth of his arguments. He has given a detailed account of the employment of the Hindus in the State services, the condition of Hindu traders and the mode of living of the Hindus in communities and societies. Moreover the contribution of Sufi saints to the propagation of Islam is also thoroughly expressed.
From the beginning of the 2nd millennium AD northern India began to fall under the sway of a number of Muslim-Turkic rulers who, at the start of the 13th century, founded the series of dynasties known to history as the Delhi Sultanate. For three centuries these sultans expanded their territory, which led to a dramatic rise in the number of fortifications throughout the subcontinent. This period is the defining age of the Indian castle and the combined influence of the Islamic and Hindu architectural tradition lends these fortifications a unique style. This book covers all the major sites of the period including the fabled seven medieval cities on the site of the present-day city of Delhi.
Delhi Sultanate Era Is The First Chapter Of Glorious Medieval Indian History. Although, It Was Not A Very Large Empire In Size, Yet, It A Well Established And Strong Kingdom, Governed By Turks And Pathans.Delhi Sultanate May Not Be As Important As The Mughal Empire, Which Took Over Later, But It Was Certainly A Mighty Empire, In The Centuries To Come.This Two-Volume Work Is A Comprehensive Study Of The Events And Trends, In That Period. It Also Covers The Cultural And Social Aspects, Which Make It More Valuable.This Work Is Bound To Be Acknowledged And Welcomed By Scholars, Students And General Readers.
The study of the native muslims becomes significant particularly in view of teh fact that as a socio-politicla group they came to contribute to political as well as socio-cultural development to Indian society. `The Muslims of Indian Origin During the Delhi Sultanate` is thus a very fascinating subject for historical investigation.
The present work is a broad survey of political, social, economic and cultural developments in India between 1206 and 1526. These three and a quarter centuries, called the Delhi Sultanat, is sometimes seen as a dark age of war and rapine in which little developments took place.
Wonderfully well researched . . . engrossing, enlightening' The Hindu The Delhi Sultanate period (1206-1526) is commonly portrayed as an age of chaos and violence-of plundering kings, turbulent dynasties, and the aggressive imposition of Islam on India. But it was also the era that saw the creation of a pan-Indian empire, on the foundations of which the Mughals and the British later built their own Indian empires. The encounter between Islam and Hinduism also transformed, among other things, India's architecture, literature, music and food. Abraham Eraly brings this fascinating period vividly alive, combining erudition with powerful storytelling, and analysis with anecdote.
Breaking the conventional belief that urbanization was shaped solely by economic factors, Delhi Sultanate seeks to highlight social and cultural processes that accompanied economic changes, thereby transforming little-known trading towns into full-fledged centres of learning and culture. I.H. Siddiqui draws on a rich corpus of Persian sources to establish links between economic change and changes in language, literature, teaching, book trade and even pyrotechnics. Delving into unconventional markers of change like food makes the work interesting and informative. The case study of the city of Kalpi is valuable, for it outlines the political, social and cultural ramifications brought by its transformation into an urban city. Modern scholars have studied the political history of the Delhi Sultanate in detail since the colonial period. However, its cultural splendour has not received adequate attention, although the standards set during the Delhi Sultanate period in arts, architecture, literature and its currency retained their appeal and provided a reference point to the Mughals. The author probes into the complex socio-cultural phenomena and uses his analysis to unravel less- known aspects of the Sultanate political economy, the process of urbanization, economy and trade and their impact on society. Besides new professions that flourished as well as scientific developments, teaching and literary traditions that led to social change and enhanced social mobility are discussed in detail. His exposition of the social and economic role of the bazaars and urban centres in general, and in the metropolis of Delhi in particular, is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the history and composite culture that developed during the Delhi Sultanate period. Contents: Introduction " The Delhi Sultanate: Political Economy and Public Welfare " The Process of Urbanization " Economy and Trade " Food and Its Socio-Cultural Significance " Pyrotechnics and the Growth of Firearms " Social Mobility and Emergence of New Social Groups " Scientific developments in the Delhi Sultanate " The Teaching Tradition " The Literary Tradition " Syncretic Tradition : Translation of Arabic and Sanskrit Classics into Persian " The City of Kalpi
Inscriptions Have Served As A Major Source Of Political History Of Ancient India, And They Remain Valuable For The Social And Cultural History Of Medieval India, Where Political History Is Covered In Detail By Chronicles. This Collection Of Inscriptions In Sanskrit And Related Languages Dating From The Thirteenth To The Sixteenth Century Is An Important Addition To The Source Material On The Delhi Sultanate. Dust Jacket Slightly Frayed But In Excellent Condition.
The volume cover the entire political history of Delhi Sultanate, focusing on Mahmud Ghazni's campaigns, Ziyauddin Barani's descriptions, Sufi saints and their records, as well as peasants, artisans, tailors, weavers and a plethora of people who constituted the landscape of the subcontinent during the eleventh to seventeenth centuries.