A Textbook of Medieval Indian History

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Midpoint Trade Books Incorporated, Mar 15, 2013 - History - 278 pages
A Textbook of Medieval Indian Historystudies aspects of the political history of medieval India and examines the socio-economic changes, administrative innovations, and cultural ferments during this period with special reference to literature, religion and art and architecture. This handsomely illustrated textbook covers Indian history from the eighth to eighteenth century andanalysesthe development of Indian society and culture that led to the medieval mindset and in doing so locates thehistoriographicaldebates surrounding such an analysis. It provides a valuable introduction to topics such as the coming of the Turks, the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate, the rise of theVijayanagarandBahamanikingdoms, the rule of theMughals, the progress ofMarathapower and the advent of the Europeans.


Written in a simple and lucid style, this textbook is designed specially for students of medieval India.

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About the author (2013)

Sailendra Nath Sen is a former Professor of History, University of Calcutta, an Honorary Professor of History there since 2005, and a Fellow, Asiatic Society. He has produced pioneering works on the history of the Marathas including Anglo-Maratha Relations during the Administration of Warren Hastings, 1772-1785 (1961, repr 1994) and Anglo-Maratha Relations, 1785-1796 (1974, 1994). His two-volume project on the history of the Marathas entitled Fall of the Maratha Empire, 1796-1818, is forthcoming. Professor Sen's other publications include Ancient Indian History and Civilization (2nd edn, 1999), History of the Freedom Movement in India (1998), A Text Book of Indian History and Culture (2007), An Advanced History of Modern India (2010), and A Textbook of Medieval Indian History (forthcoming).

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