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27.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)AURANGJEB- RELIGIOUS POLICIES,NORTH INDIA AND RAJPUTS

References: Satish Chandra(Medieval India).Also minor facts from other books and figure and facts from verified Internet sources. 27. AURANGJEB- RELIGIOUS POLICIES,NORTH INDIA AND RAJPUTS War of Succession Shah Jahan was fortunate in having four sons, all born of his cherished wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who grew up to be capable, hard working and free of the […]

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28.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)CLIMAX AND CRISIS OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE

References: Satish Chandra(Medieval India).Also minor facts from other books and figure and facts from verified Internet sources. 28.CLIMAX AND CRISIS OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE The Rise of the Marathas The rise of Marathas, like that of the Rajputs, was a medieval (8th century onwards) phenomenon. Both had mixed origins which have been discussed at length. […]

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SOCIETY- STRUCTURE AND GROWTH

SOCIETY- STRUCTURE AND GROWTH The social structure during the Sultanat period, which we have analyzed earlier, continued to operate under Mughal rule, showing signs of both continuity and change. The most important changes were the further strafication of rural society; growth of urbanization and of the class of artisans and master artisans, the growth of a composite […]

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30.(MEDIEVAL INDIA) ECONOMIC LIFE- PATTERNS AND PROSPECTS

ECONOMIC LIFE- PATTERNS AND PROSPECTS Both the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors during the Sultanat period (13th-15th century) were further strengthened and expanded during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. This was reflected in the growth of towns and townships. Most major towns had several bazars, one of which was the chief bazar or market. According […]

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MUGHAL ARCHITECTURE

MUGHAL ARCHITECTURE Fine Arts: The Mughal period saw an outburst of cultural activity in the fields of architecture, painting, music and literature. The norms and traditions created during this period set standards which deeply influenced the succeeding generations. The Mughals brought with them Turko-Mongol cultural traditions which mingled with the rich cultural traditions existing in the country.The Sultanat […]

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32.(MEDIEVAL INDIA) NORTH INDIA IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

References: Satish Chandra(Medieval India).Also minor facts from other books and figure and facts from verified Internet sources. 32.(MEDIEVAL INDIA) NORTH INDIA IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY The period following the death of Aurangzeb in 1707 saw growing factionalism in the nobility, the rapid decline in the power and prestige of the Mughal […]

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24.(MEDIEVAL INDIA) THE DECCAN ND THE MUGHALS (UPTO 1657)

References: Satish Chandra(Medieval India).Also minor facts from other books and figure and facts from verified Internet sources. 24.THE DECCAN ND THE MUGHALS (UPTO 1657) The unity and diversity of India has always posed problems for rulers who considered India to be geographically and culturally one, and tried to bring it under one over-arching political authority. […]

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25.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)FOREIGN PLICY OF THE MUGHALS

References: Satish Chandra(Medieval India) .Also minor facts from other books and figure and facts from verified Internet sources.25.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)FOREIGN PLICY OF THE MUGHALS The existence during the 16th century of three powerful empires in Central and West Asia—the Uzbek,  the Safavid and the Ottoman, led to the growth of a definite pattern of diplomatic and political […]

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STATE AND GOVERNMENT UNDER AKBAR

       STATE AND GOVERNMENT UNDER AKBAR From the fourteenth century, following the disintegration of the Mongol empire, new, liberal thinking arose in West and Central Asia, and was reflected in the state founded by Timur. Although the successors of Timur were keen to be portrayed as orthodox Islamic rulers they were not prepared to give up the […]

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33.(MEDIEVAL INDIA) THE MARATHA BID FOR SUPREMACY

THE MARATHA BID FOR SUPREMACY The development of the Maratha movement, beginning with Shahji’s establishment of a de facto independent kingdom in the Karnataka, and Shivaji’s establishment of a swarajya in defiance of both Bijapur and the mighty Mughal empire leading up to the conquest of Delhi by the agents of the Peshwa in 1759 and the bid […]

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