Madhyakaleen Bharat: Rajniti, Samaj Aur Sanskriti, New Edition with Smart App
Satish Chandra
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Madhyakaleen Bharat is the Hindi edition of the book, History of Medieval India. This book covers the period between the eighth and the seventeenth century. Generally, most books on the history of medieval India start around AD 1206, the period of the Turkish invasion and establishment of Turkish rule in parts of north India. Madhyakaleen Bharat breaks this traditional pattern by starting at a much earlier date, from the eighth century onwards. The 400 years from the eighth to the twelfth century, although a very significant period in Indian history, is a less studied period.

The significance of this period lies in the fact that ancient Indian society was slowly changing and taking a new shape - marked by profound changes in polity, economy, society and culture. Very few books that survey medieval Indian society explore this period. The late Professor Satish Chandra has both investigated this period and ensured that the information is comprehensible to students and the general reader.

This textbook is presented in a lucid manner, moving away from stereotyped analyses. The book focuses on:

  • The histories of the Chola, Bahmani and Vijayanagara kingdoms.
  • The influence exerted by the Surs, Lodis, the Delhi Sultanate, and the Mughals.
  • The importance of the Rajput kings and the Marathas.
  • Religious movements, such as Sufism and the Bhakti movement.
  • The changing political, economic and agrarian scene.

For the first time, this reprint is accompanied by the free Orient BlackSwan Smart App. This app allows students to:

  • access question banks from previous years’ competitive examinations.
  • solve many multiple-choice questions from their phone.
  • refer to the detailed answer key at the end.
  • learn through this easy-to-use, interactive app.

Satish Chandra was Chairman, University Grants Commission, and Professor, Medieval Indian History, and Dean, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He was also Chairman of the Twelve-volume Comprehensive History of Indian Scheme of the Indian History Congress, implemented by the Comprehensive History of India Society, and Vice-Chairman of the Society for Indian Ocean Studies.



मानचित्र   सूची List of Maps

प्रस्तावना  Preface

  1. भारत और विश्व  India and the World
  2. उत्तर भारत और दकनः तीन साम्राज्यों का युग (आठवीं से दसवीं सदी तक)  Northern India: Age of the Three Empires (800–1000)
  3. चोल साम्राज्य (नवीं से बारहवीं सदी तक The Chola Empire (900–1200)
  4. आर्थिक और सामाजिक जीवन, शिक्षा और धार्मिक विश्वास  (800-1200) Economic and Social Life, Education and Religious Beliefs (800–1200)
  5. टकराव का युग  (1000-1200)  The Age of Conflict (Circa 1000–1200)  
  6. दिल्ली सल्तनतः स्थापना एवं सुदृढ़ीकरण (तेरहवीं सदी)  The Delhi Sultanat—I
  7. दिल्ली सल्तनतः चौदहवीं सदी में प्रसार और पतन (खलजी और तुगलक)  The Delhi Sultanat—II   
  8. दिल्ली सल्तनतः शासन तथा आर्थिक-सामाजिक जीवन  Government, and Economic and Social Life under the Delhi Sultanat  
  9. विजयनगर और बहमनी काल तथा पुर्तगालियों का आगमन (लगभग 1350-1565)  The Age of Vijayanagara and the Bahmanids and the Coming of the Portuguese  (Circa 1350–1565)
  10. उत्तर भारत में साम्राज्य के लिए संघर्ष (लगभग 1400-1525) Struggle for Empire in North India—I (Circa 1400–1525)
  11. भारत में धार्मिक आंदोलन और सांस्कृतिक विकास (तेरहवीं से पंद्रहवीं सदी तक) Religious Movements and Cultural Development in India (1200–1500)
  12. मुगलों का आगमनः बाबर और हुमायूँ  Struggle for Empire in North India—II Mughals and Afghans (1525–1555)
  13. अफगानों का चरमोत्कर्ष  Rise of Afghan
  14. मुगल साम्राज्य का सुदृढ़ीकरण (अकबर का युग)  Consolidation of the Mughal Empire Age of Akbar
  15. दकन और दक्षिण भारत (1656 तक)  The Deccan and South India (Up to 1656)
  16. मुगलों की विदेश नीति  Foreign Policy of Mughal’s
  17. भारतः सत्रहवीं सदी के पूर्वार्ध में  India in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century
  18. मुगल काल में आर्थिक और सामाजिक जीवन  Economic and Social Life under the Mughals
  19. सांस्कृतिक और धार्मिक विकासक्रम  Economic and Social Life under the Mughals
  20. औरंगजेब और उसकी आंतरिक समस्याएँ  Aurangzeb and his internal Problems
  21. मुगल साम्राज्य का चरमोत्कर्ष और विघटन  Climax and Disintegration of the Mughal Empire—II
  22. मूल्यांकन और समीक्षा  Assessment and Review

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