Medieval India: From Sultanate To The Mughals Delhi Sultanate (1206-1526) Part One looks at the historical period between the Mughal rule in India and its predecessors, the Sultanate. The author acts as a chronicler, detailing and describing all the changes that occurred in this period. Medieval India: From Sultanate To The Mughals Delhi Sultanate (1206-1526) Part One looks at India in this period and all her resultant changes and transformations in some specific fields. These fields include the Indian economy, politics, culture and other societal transformations as well.
This book strives to bring together popular folklore down the ages and intensive research. There are some stories that are controversial along with some famous decisions as well. 320 years of Indian history is detailed and described by the author after extensive research. Medieval India: From Sultanate To The Mughals Delhi Sultanate (1206-1526) Part One can be called a broad survey of all these diverse changes between 1206 and 1526. This period has spawned a lot of public mass perception along with various historical research. Satish Chandra has tried to bridge the gap between these differing perceptions in this book. This period is often described as a very controversial period in Indian history. Satish Chandra has presented a detailed picture of these so called dark ages in Indian history in Medieval India: From Sultanate To The Mughals Delhi Sultanate (1206-1526) Part One. This was generally regarded as an age where rapine, and war prevailed, leaving little room for positive transformations and developments of any sort. About Satish Chandra Satish Chandra is an acclaimed Indian author and historian.
Satish Chandra has also written The 18th Century in India: Its Economy and The Role of the Marathas, the Jats, the Sikhs and the Afghans, Marwar Under Jaswant Singh (1658-1678): Jodhpur Hukumat Ri Bahi, English and Persian Letters of a King-Maker of the 18th Century, The Indian Ocean: Explorations in History, Commerce and Politics, Historiography, Religion and State in Medieval India, Essays in Medieval Indian Economic History, Report of the Committee to Review the Scheme of the Civil Services Examination, Medieval India: Society, the Jagirdari Crisis, and the Village, and Parties and Politics at the Mughal Court 1707-1740. Satish Chandra is a member of the Marxist historians group and the Indian History Congress. He advocates secular historiography and his books were reintegrated into the national curriculum. Born in Meerut, in a zamindar family, his father Sir Sita Ram was a barrister, politician and educator. He worked at Aligarh Muslim University as a Reader before becoming a co-founder and professor of the Centre for Historical Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He also served as the General Secretary and President at the Indian History Congress and the Dean at JNU’s School of Social Sciences. He also became the Vice Chairman and subsequently Chairman of the University Grants Commission.