A Comprehensive History of Medieval India: Twelfth to the Mid-Eighteenth Century

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Pearson Education India, 2011
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Contents

Transition from Ancient to Medieval India
2
Transition from Ancient to Medieval India
3
Early Medieval India
16
South Asia in the Age of the Ghaznavids Cahamanas
22
Conditions in India During
30
Northern India Under the Delhi Sultanate
43
Early Muslim Invasions
44
Major Powers of Northern India and Extent of Arab Control 700750 ce
45
Saints and Poets of the Bhakti Movement 13thEarly 16th Century
193
Sufi Thought
201
Sufi Orders Shrines and Associated Saints Late llthEarly 16th Century
214
Establishment of Mughal Rule in India
220
Major States of South Asia 152655 ce and the Principal Military
224
Humayun and the Sur Interlude
229
Northern South Asia in the Period of Babur Humayun
231
Akbar the Great
237

Foundation and Consolidation of the Delhi Sultanate
56
The Khiljis
65
TheKhiljis
69
South Asia 1290 ce Onwards in the Time of the Khiljis and
70
TheTughlaqs
77
Maximum Extent of the Delhi Sultanate Under the Khiljis and the Tughlaqs
79
Decline of the Delhi Sultanate
85
Political Disintegration in South Asia and the Major States
86
South Asia in the time of the Lodis and the Major Powers
92
State and Society Under the Delhi Sultans
96
The Kingdom of Vijayanagar
113
A Political Profile of Vijayanagar
114
South India 13901485 ce
120
South India 14851605 ce
126
Contours of the Vijayanagar State
130
The Bahmani Kingdom and the Deccani Sultanates
149
The Bahmani Kingdom Before Disintegration 13901485 ce
156
Administrative SocioEconomic
160
The Bahmani Successor States
170
The Deccani Sultanates 14851605 ce
171
Religious Thought in Medieval India
187
Northern South Asia During the Reign of Akbar 15561605 ce
240
Jahangir and Shah Jahan
250
Aurangzeb
259
Major Hindu States of the Late 17th Century
265
Mughal Administration
268
SocioEconomic and Religious Conditions in Mughal India
279
Literature Architecture and the Allied Arts Under the Mughals
290
Decline of the Mughal Empire
300
Ascent of the Marathas Under Shivaji
314
Rise of the Peshwas
328
Emerging Regional States
339
Advent of the Europeans and
353
Establishment and Consolidation of British Power in Bengal
366
Ideologies and Tools of Colonial Expansion
372
Ideologies and Tools of Colonial Expansion
373
British Confrontation with Native and Neighbouring States
379
Economy and Society
389
Further Readings
399
Index
406
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