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 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. 'Wonderfully well researched . . . engrossing, enlightening.' The Hindu 'An insightful perspective . . . Eraly has a unique ability to create portraits which come to life on the page.'Time Out 'remarkably comprehensive and detailed.' Business Standard 'Captivating . . . reads like a delightful novel.'Dawn
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.
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.
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.
What's so special about Delhi Sultanate?In this new, compelling book from author Verlene Combs, find out more about Delhi Sultanate ...The Delhi Sultanate is a term used to cover five short-lived, Delhi based kingdoms or sultanates, of Turkic origin in medieval India. The sultanates ruled from Delhi between 1206 and 1526, when the last was replaced by the Mughal dynasty. The five dynasties were the Mamluk dynasty; the Khilji dynasty; the Tughlaq dynasty; the Sayyid dynasty; and the Lodi dynasty.Qutb-ud-din Aibak, a former slave of Muhammad of Ghor, was the first sultan of Delhi and his dynasty managed to conquer large areas of northern India. Afterwards the Khalji dynasty was also able to conquer most of central India, but both failed to unite the Indian subcontinent. The sultanate are also noted for being one of the few states to repeatedly defeat the Mongol Empire.The Sultanate ushered in a period of Indian cultural renaissance. The resulting "Indo-Muslim" fusion of cultures left lasting syncretic monuments in architecture, music, literature, religion and clothing. It is surmised that the Urdu language was born during this period as a result of the intermingling of the local speakers of Sanskritic Prakrits with immigrants speaking Persian, Turkic and Arabic under the Muslim rulers. The Delhi Sultanate is the only Indo-Islamic empire to have enthroned one of the few female rulers in India, Razia Sultana . In 1526 the Delhi Sultanate was absorbed by the emerging Mughal Empire.So, what seperates this book from the rest?A comprehensive narrative of Delhi Sultanate, this book gives a full understanding of the subject.A brief guide of subject areas covered in "1526 Disestablishments - Delhi Sultanate" include -- Delhi Sultanate- Mamluk Sultanate (Delhi)- Khilji dynasty- Tughlaq dynasty- Sayyid dynasty- Lodi dynasty- Mongol invasions of IndiaFind out more of this subject, it's intricacies and it's nuances. Discover more about it's importance. Develop a level of understanding required to comprehend this fascinating concept.Author Verlene Combs has worked hard researching and compiling this fundamental work, and is proud to bring you "1526 Disestablishments - Delhi Sultanate" ...Read this book today ...
This book provides an integrated view of the Delhi Sultanate government from 1206 to 1526. It is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the political events and the dynastic history of the Sultans and the second part with the administration, different land issues, social life including two major religious movements and other cultural aspects including architecture and sculpture. The growth of the city of Delhi has been shown here perhaps for the first time. Most of the books on Delhi Sultanate mainly narrate the political events. Here other aspects have been included to show the real character of the Sultanate. It may be mentioned that the English officials from the end of the eighteenth Century had termed the medieval period of India as a ‘dark age’ – a statement that has been accepted by several Indian writers. It is to negate this view that an integrated narrative has been provided here. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Essay from the year 2017 in the subject History - Asia, grade: 1.2, , language: English, abstract: After the Mu’izz al-Din Ghuris Indian campaign and the consolidation of the conquered territory under his subordinates in the last decade of the twelfth century, the Turkish bandagan occupied many positions of influence and power in North India. Thus, when there emerged a politically paramount sultanate of Delhi under IItutmish, all the strategically important positions were given to the monarch’s senior slaves or the elite bandagan-I khass. By the end of IItutmish rule, the influence of the Turkish slave soldiers on the political structure of the sultanate administration was disproportionate to their social status (Al-Sahli, 2013). Although the Turkish slave soldiers had undergone traumatic alienation and been introduced to the Islamic faith as well as the decorum of the court as part of their training, their Turkish heritage remained unchanged. To a large extent, the early Delhi sultans, who were of Turkish origins created in their slaves the Turkish identity in order to create new bonds and identities through the process of divesting the slaves from their old relations. Scholars have noted that the sultans deliberately gave their slaves Turkish names rather than Arabic ones which would have been in tandem with the Islamic faith which they professed (Kumar, 2009). A shared Turkish ethnicity was used to reinforce the bonds between the slave soldiers and the sultan; however, it did not imply that they alienate the non-Turkish slaves. Thus, the slave soldiers were an integral part of the reproduction and sustenance of the authority of the Delhi sultanate.
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.
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.
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.