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