Author: Irfan HabibPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2011Language: EnglishPages: 293ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123752556
The period spanning 600 AD to 1750 AD is perceived as the long phase of India's transition from the ancient to the immediately pre-colonial times. This book tells the story of medieval India, a defining and eventful chapter in the making of its cultural and political history. It is a period marked by a multiplicity of states, spread of urbanization, foreign invasions, growth of science and technology, achievements in literature and philosophy as well as consolidation of the subcontinent. Drawing upon primary materials, archival records, historical narratives and accounts of travelers and European commercial records, the book is an authoritative introduction to this era.
PrefacePART 1:EARLY MEDIEVAL INDIA, 600 - 1200Indian FeudalismTechnologyScienceReligionLiteratureArtPART 2:INDIA UNDER THE SUKTANATES, 1200 - 1500Polity, Economy, SocietyTechnologyScience and LearningReligionLiteratureArtPART 3:MUGHAL INDIA, 1500 - 1750T he Mughal EmpireEconomySocial StructureReligionScience and TechnologyLiteratureFine ArtsLiving in Mughal TimesBibliographyIndex