History Of Medieval India 01 Edition By
Publisher Orient Blackswan
Publication Year 2009
Number of Pages 415 Pages
History Of Medieval India covers the historical landscape of
the Indian subcontinent over a period of a thousand years, between the eighth
and eighteenth century AD. The book starts off with a bird’s eye view of the
state of the world during the medieval period, before dwelling on the rise and
fall of empires in the Indian subcontinent.
Writing about the history of India is a daunting task, but the author has
attempted to carry out the task with the eye of an inquirer and the pen of a
scholar. The book has been written keeping in mind readers who may have some
basic knowledge of the political situation in medieval India and would like to
pursue the knowledge further. The book elucidates the beginnings, growths and
deaths of many a dynasty, including but not limited to the Cholas, Rajputs,
Vijayanagara kings, Bahmanids and the Marathas.
History Of Medieval India’s primary merit lies in the fact that it departs from
the well worn path of writing about dynastic history alone and looks at the
social, political, cultural and economic developments that the period gave rise
to. Some of these developments still have significance in contemporary
relevance, such as the caste system which seems to have been born around this
The author has done a tremendous job in condensing such a large amount of
subject matter in such a small space.