Madhyakaleen Bharat ka Sanskritik Itihas
Meenakshi Khanna
140 x 216 mm
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This is the Hindi version of Cultural History of Medieval India publishedby Social Science Press. The book caters to the concurrent courses syllabus of history of the Delhi University. This is the last in the series of three books for concurrent courses of History of Delhi University-- Dilli : Pracheen Itihas by Upinder Singh and Adhunik Bharat Ka Sanskritik Itihas by Dilip Menon published by Orient Blackswan.

The readings have been edited and put together by the eminent historian for their students. This anthology of readings seeks to explore Indian culture in the medieval period through five themes: Kingship traditions, social processes of religious devotion, inter-cultural perception, forms of identities and aesthetics. Written by well-known scholars, the ten essays in this book present sub cultures in diverse regional settings of the subcontinent.  These readings introduce a new way of understanding medieval Indian history by engaging with interdisciplinary methods of research on issues that are significant to everyday existence in a plural society like that of India. Cultural histories need to establish a correlation between the readings of text and its multi-layered historical perspectives that include political and economic context as well. The essays in the book seeks to establish such interconnections between text and history.

Meenakshi Khanna, the volume editor, is Associate Professor, Department of History, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  1. Maskharon ka Rajya: Brahman, Majakiye aur jadugar
    (A kingdom of clowns: Brahmins, jesters and Magicians)
  2. Lok Priya Parihas evm Rajnitik Itiha: akbar, Birbal evm Mulla Do- Piyaza ke udaharan
    (Popular jokes and political history: The case of akbar, birbal and Mulla Do-Piyaza)
  3. Patikam Patuwar: Arabhik Madhyakaleen Bharat mein Samvad Madhyam ke Roop mein Dharmik gayan
    (Patikam patuwar: Ritual singing as a means of communication in early mediealva south India).
  4. Lokpriya Shiadharam  (Popular Shism)
  5. Akarmakon aur Shasakon ki Chhaviyan (Images of riaders and rulars)
  6. Madhyakaleen Deccan mein Islamik sthan ki Abhivayakti  
    (The articulation of Islamic space in the Medieval Deccan)
  7. Ling ki Rajneeti thatha Urdu Ghazal: Rekhta banam Rekhti ka Khojparak Avlokan
    (Gender politics and Urdu Ghazal : Exploratory Observations on Rekhta versus Rekhti)
  8. Mayavi Hirini: Ek Hindavi  Sufi Premakhayan mein Kaman aur Akhayan
    (The Magic Doe: Desires and Narrative in a Hindavi sufi Romance)
  9. Sahajahani Chitrakala mein Shrenibadh Sidhata
    (The Hierarchical Principlesa of Shah-Jahani Painting)
  10. Sangitagyeo ka Adab (Adab of Musicians)
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