A History of Medieval India by Chandra Satish (Author)
There are great amount of historical moments strung together to bring India where it is today. A slice of these events add up to make this history book by Satish Chandra. The 1000 year period covered in this book details about the sequence of events and the empires that governed different parts of the country from the eighth to the eighteenth century.
A feudal medieval India is presented within the social context of the times that is bound to interest even lay readers, besides students of history and those appearing for competitive examinations. The series of invasions that shook up the Indian sub-continent, an ever changing kaleidoscope of cultures, political upheavals and internal revolutions that happened during these ten centuries have been described with utmost detail in History of Medieval India. The book is a result of intense research of archived documents, coins, monuments, books, travellers accounts and other sources that have survived the ravages of time.
Whether you are a teacher seeking authentic information to rely upon or a student appearing in a competitive examination or just keen on gaining knowledge about India’s past, this book is a perfect companion that brings an accurate account of history. From the Marathas, to the Cholas and Pandyas, contribution of every dynasty influencing the course of history of a particular region in a given time period has been listed out.
Chapters on the Rajputs, Mughals and Turkish invaders recorded bring out the turbulent times that many parts of North India underwent and what contribution these kingdoms and societies made towards the country that we have come to live in.
With rise of every new dynasty there were many shortcomings that brought about their fall and the historian in Satish Chandra with deep insight about the historical events dissects the many reasons for their downfall in detail.
About the Author:
Satish Chandra is a well known history scholar who taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University and specialized in Indian medieval history. He also did served as the chairman of University Grants Commission of India and was also president of Indian History Congress. Satish Chandra has often been described as India’s most influential historian and is credited to be India’s leading scholar about the Mughal rule. His book on medieval Indian history changed the national curriculum when it was included as a textbook for schools and colleges.