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26.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)INDIAN IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEVENEEINTH CENTURY

References: Satish Chandra(Medieval India) .Also minor facts from other books and figure and facts from verified Internet sources.26.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)INDIAN IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEVENEEINTH CENTURY It has been customary to divide the seventeenth century into two, the first half being dominated by  Jahangir (1605-27) and Shah Jahan (1627-58), and the second half being under […]

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STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE IN NORTH INDIA: HUMAYUN AND THE AFGHANS

STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE IN NORTH INDIA: HUMAYUN AND THE AFGHANS Problems for Humayun Humayun who succeeded Babur at the young age of 23, had to grapple with a number of serious problems, some of them having been left behind by Babur, and some which had arisen following his death in December, 1530. A major problem […]

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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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ECONOMIY UNDER THE DELHI SULTANAT

ECONOMY: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, RISE OF URBAN ECONOMY AND NON-AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, TRADE AND COMMERCE One view was that the Turks wrought such damage to the economic life and the social and cultural fabric that it could only be repaired after a long time and, to some extent, only under the Mughals. In other words, the entire period of Sultanat […]

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GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE DELHI SULTANAT (13TH—14TH CENTURIES)

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE DELHI SULTANAT (13TH-14TH CENTURIES) Influence: The machinery of administration as it evolved under the Delhi sultanat was derived from the Abbasid and following it, the Ghaznavid and the Seljukid systems of administration. It was also influenced by the Iranian system of administration, and the situation in India and Indian traditions. Both West […]

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Firuz Tughluq: Agrarian measures, achievements in civil engineering and public works, decline of the Sultanate

Firuz Tughluq: Agrarian measures, achievements in civil engineering and public works, decline of the Sultanate The long reign of Firuz Tughlaq (1351-88), a cousin of Muhammad Tughlaq, who succeeded him after he left the army in a state of disarray at Thatta, is a watershed in the history of the Delhi sultanat. Firuz Tughlaq tried to revive […]

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