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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Satish Chandra's History of Medieval India is a comprehensive overview of the history of the Indian subcontinent during the thousand-year period between the eighth and the eighteenth century.
History of Medieval India studies this interesting period in Indian history when the land underwent drastic changes and was deeply influenced by the invading armies, religious movemen Satish Chandra's History of Medieval India is a comprehensive overview of the history of the Indian subcontinent during the thousand-year period between the eighth and the eighteenth century.
History of Medieval India studies this interesting period in Indian history when the land underwent drastic changes and was deeply influenced by the invading armies, religious movements, and the vicissitudes of the changing political, economic and cultural scene. To tell the history of a land spanning the geographical dimensions and the political divisions of the Indian subcontinent is in itself a formidable task. Satish Chandra executes this difficult mission withthe eye of an enquirer and the pen of a scholar.
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Author's strategy in his book in 3 simple steps- 1. Lets denounce each and every historian who has put his view on the medieval period of Indian History. Lets proclaim Aurangzeb was just to all, no matter what religion they belong to. Add to this misspellings, lack of proper maps, pictures. Seriously reading this after A wonder that was India was such a faux pas.
View 1 comment. Jun 17, Dayanand Prabhu rated it did not like it. One of the most un-interesting books I have ever come across. No references are given for any content, which kind of makes me question the credibility of the book.
The Reason why Indians hate history is because Historians Like Satish are incapable of writing good history. Sep 01, Brijesh Chandrakar rated it it was ok. Medieval India was filled with wars, plunders, invaders.
Most of these invasions, plundering obviously carried out by Muslim invaders. While their primary motive may be to loot the great Indian wealth, in the course and in resonance with events in Central Asia, they also wanted to ascertain the Islamic supremacy. A major part of that being destruction of temples, and executions of non-believers, opposers, and taking women as prizes of their invasions which ultimately lead to Jauhar by Rajput wo Medieval India was filled with wars, plunders, invaders.
A major part of that being destruction of temples, and executions of non-believers, opposers, and taking women as prizes of their invasions which ultimately lead to Jauhar by Rajput women during invasions. All these horrible events and their associations mainly with Islamic ruler make it difficult to write a historical without hurting Muslim sentiments.
This book almost completely ducts this challenge, instead, it almost always tried to justify the actions based on some political grounds. The worst part, when author even tried to present a different story of the execution of Guru Teg Bahadur by Aurangzeb. The incident is well known and an example of intolerant, sadistic and religious bigotry of Aurangzeb. However, instead of going harsh on him, author termed his actions as "political mistakes".
There are some positive aspects too of the Mughal rule and spread of Islam in India. This book excels in highlighting those aspects. Whether it's the reign of Akbar or the amazing Bhakti-Sufi cultural integrations and religious tolerance in the country. However, almost always there was a ban on the building of new temples in the rule of any Mulsim ruler. The early parts of the book dealing with Palas, Pratiharas, Cholas give an account of excellent trading conditions in India and economic prosperity at that time the architectural magnificence and temple building of Cholas.
However, even after reading this book I have no idea what was happening outside the Sultanate and Mughal rule in the South after Another aspect where the book was not up to the par was the further elaboration of cultural and religious texts and poets of the time.
I felt that any book on Medieval Indian History should at least have the mention of Ramacharitamanas, Sursagar. Authors description of the medieval poets and writers, in no way, justifies the poetic brilliance and impact of these writers on the society.
The narrative also at times becomes dull and uninteresting. Jun 11, Saurabh rated it it was ok Shelves: history-indian. Dry, not reader-friendly and written with an obvious coloured lens. No references and sweeping opinions out of thin air. The indigenous people have been completely ignored.
Indian students deserve better. Can serve as a starting material at best. May 06, Ajay rated it did not like it. Filled with biased personal opinions instead of history and tries to portray mughal rulers as gods and justify each of their heinous act. Apr 09, Aditya Kane rated it it was ok. The language could have been a lot better and the references are totally missing. May 16, Rithik rated it it was ok. I have read only the first 88 pages of the book and felt it difficult to surpass. The book seems to cover all major topics of Medieval Indian History but the writing style is not easy.
The Author introduces a topic and explains a bit about it and deviates into many other topics in a section, although topics are related, those are numerous to keep track. Apr 11, Riju Ganguly rated it really liked it. As part of my preparations for Civil Services, I had to read this book comprehensively, and on several occasions.
Recent histrionics courtesy the Elections over medieval Indian history had rather shaken me, and I felt that a return to the basic secular mode through this book might clarify the perspectives a little. Enjoyed it, despite its brevity and rather sweeping observations without a single bibliographical support which appear even more flimsy , it's a good read, and a good primer for an As part of my preparations for Civil Services, I had to read this book comprehensively, and on several occasions.
Enjoyed it, despite its brevity and rather sweeping observations without a single bibliographical support which appear even more flimsy , it's a good read, and a good primer for an interesting and contentious period of history. May 30, Chandrakiran M rated it did not like it. Dull narrative style. Filled with innumerable unnecessary details. The author goes on for pages without making any significant points. Jun 27, Arjun Sivaprasad rated it really liked it.
This book is not for interest reading. It covers all most of the medieval Indian history in a timely ordered manner.
The language used is simple and not complicated. If you are preparing for any of these exam and you need little deep information about medieval India you can definitely use this book. For me it was useful. Dec 28, Vishnu Bodhanapu rated it it was amazing. Gives a complete picture of political, economic and cultural conditions of medieval years from 8th to 18th century.
Would be very useful for civil service aspirants. Aug 23, Rohit Shinde rated it really liked it Shelves: india. This book gives a rough overview of the time period between A.
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