Author: R C MajumdarPublisher: Bharatiya Vidya BhavanYear: Language: EnglishPages: 882ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
This volume deals with the period from the accession of the Khaljis on the throne ofDelhi to the First Battle of Panipat which laid the foundations of the Mughal Empire.The Muslim Sultans of Delhi never ruled over even a major part of India. For the rest, the history was really the history of a large number of both Hindu and Muslim rulers.There were three powerful Hindu kingdoms - Vijayanagara, Orissa, and Mewar - whichplayed a dominant role in politics throughout this period. This period witnessed thesettlement of Muslims on a large scale in India. This age is also remarkable for the rise of a number of religious leaders like Ramananda, Kabir, Chaitanya and Nanak who ushered in a new phase of mystic devotionalism in Indian religion.