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STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE IN NORTH INDIA : AFGHANS, RAJPUTS, AND THE MUGHALS (BABUR AND HUMAYUN)

STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE IN NORTH INDIA :AFGHANS, RAJPUTS, AND THE MUGHALS (BABUR AND HUMAYUN) In the period between 1517 and 1519, two apparently unconnected events took place which profoundly affected the history of India. The death of the Afghan ruler, Sikandar Lodi, at Agra towards the end of 1517 and the succession of Ibrahim Lodi. […]

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CENTRAL ASIAN POLITICS AND THE ADVANCE OF BABAR TOWARDS INDIA

CENTRAL ASIAN POLITICS AND THE ADVANCE OF BABAR TOWARDS INDIA Throughout Indian history, events and developments in Central Asia had a deep and abiding impact on India. During the 10th and the 12th centuries, developments in Central Asia led to the advent of the Ghaznavids, and then of the Ghurids into India. Similarly, developments in Central Asia […]

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10.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)INDIAN HISTORIGRAPHY,CONTEMPORARY HISTORIANS AND THEIR WORKS,THE TRAVELOGUES,ARCHIOLOGICAL SOURCES IN MEDIEVAL INDIA

10.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)INDIAN HISTORIGRAPHY,CONTEMPORARY HISTORIANS AND THEIR WORKS THE TRAVELOGUES,ARCHIOLOGICAL SOURCES IN MEDIEVAL INDIA INDO-PERSIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY Historical works in Persian began to appear in India in the era of the Delhi Sultanate. It was in Delhi itself most of the early Persian–language histories were written. However, it was particularly during the preceding Ghaznavid era (977-1186), when […]

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16.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)FEW TERMS

16.FEW TERMS Amils—revenue officers Amir-i-akhur—amir or officer commanding the horse Amir-i-hajib—officer-in-charge of the royal court Amirul Mominin—Commander of the Faithful; the Caliph Arz-i-mamalik—minister in charge of the army of the whole country Abwab miscellaneous cesses, imposts and charges levied by zamindars and public officials Adl justice Afaqis foreigners (in the Deccan) Ahadi gentleman trooper Ahl-i-qalam […]

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CULTURAL LIFE DURING THE DELHI SULTANAT: ARCHITECTURE, LITERATURE, MUSIC, PAINTING

CULTURAL LIFE DURING THE DELHI SULTANAT The coming of the Turks into India and the establishment of the Delhi sultanate during the 13th century was a period of both turmoil and development.Initial phase was one of death and destruction on a large scale, with many beautiful temples being destroyed and palaces and cities ravaged. This process continued […]

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