Regional History of Medieval India
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416 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

8 maps, 22 b/w, and 5 line illus

Imprint: Boydell Manohar

Regional History of Medieval India

Society, Culture and Economy

Edited by Yaqub Ali-Khan

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Reconstructs Indian regional history, from the rooting of Arab principality in Sind to the arrival of colonial rule in eastern India.

Regional History of Medieval India: Society, Culture and Economy is a compilation of twenty chapters written on various themes associated with regional history during the medieval period. The volume offers varied, but comprehensive studies relating to medieval Indian History from the twelfth to the eighteenth century. The volume is based on extensive use of contemporary sources (including hitherto unknown), studied both at the macroscopic and microscopic levels. It is divided into five main sections namely, literary sources, state and administration, society, culture and economy, art and architecture and religion and mysticism.

Contributors: C.M. Agrawal , Syed Mohammad Amir , S. Chandni Bi , Balwant Singh Dhillon , S.M. Azizuddin Husain , Mohammad Idris , Shahabuddin Iraqi , Arshad Islam , Saiyid Zaheer Husain Jafri , Syed Jamaluddin , Gulfishan Khan , M. Ifzalur-Rahman Khan , Sumbul Halim Khan , Yaqub Ali Khan, Nishat Manzar , Jigar Mohammed , S. Liyaqat Hussain Moini , Tasneem Suhrawardy , Rashmi Upadhyay , S.P. Vyas
Illustrations and Tables
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Yaqub Ali Khan
PART I: LITERARY SOURCES
1. Ziauddin Barani's Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi: An Analysis - S.M. Azizuddin Husain
2. Inverting the Truth: Humour, Wit and Satire in the Persian Sources of the Sixteenth Century - Tasneem Suhrawardy
3. Eunuchs, Culture and History: A Study of Sources on the Contribution of Nazirs in Marwar - S.P. Vyas
PART II: STATE AND ADMINISTRATION
4. The Mughal Perception of Kashmir: Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar and Nuruddin Muhammad Jahangir - Jigar Mohammed
5. The Impact of Rohilla Invasions on Kumaun - C.M. Agrawal
6. Sind and Multan under the Mamluk Sultans: Political and Cultural Trends - Syed Jamaluddin
PART III: SOCIETY, CULTURE AND ECONOMY
7. 'Indo-Islamic' Intellectual Tradition/s: Process/es, Tradition/s and 'Crises' - Saiyid Zaheer Husain Jafri
8. Socio-Economic Milieu of a Micro-Region: Sironj in the Seventeenth Century - Nishat Manzar
9. Significance of the Silk Routes in the Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges between Europe and Asia - Mohammad Idris
10. Hindu-Muslim Bonhomie in North India (ad 1206-1526) - M. Ifzalur-Rahman Khan
11. Punya-Udik Grants in Eastern Rajasthan (Seventeenth-Eighteenth Centuries) - Rashmi Upadhyay
PART IV: ARCHITECTURE AND SCIENCE
12. Significance of the Water Structures of Dausa: A Medieval Town of Amber (Jaipur) - Jibraeil
13. The Suleymaniye Mosque and the Taj Mahal: A Comparative Study of Two Outstanding
Paradigms of Islamic Art - Arshad Islam
14. Binary Medical Traditions of Jaipur Aushadhkhana: Co-existence of Ayurveda and Unani System during the Eighteenth Century - Sumbul Halim Khan
PART V: RELIGION AND MYSTICISM
15. Attachment of the Sufis with Hindawi (Hindi) Language - Shahabuddin Iraqi
16. Narratives of the Lives of Twelve Apostles or Dāstān-i-A]hwāl-i-`Hawāriyān: An Important
Source on Interfaith Dialogue - An Introduction - Gulfishan Khan
17. Guru Nanak's Mission and its Sociocultural Implications - Balwant Singh Dhillon
18. Revival of Temple and Tradition in Fourteenth-Century ce South India: The Endeavours of the Rulers, Priests and People - S. Chandni Bi
19. Jaunpur: A Great Centre of Learning and Spiritual Activities - Syed Mohammad Amir
20. Ajmer: The Capital City and Spiritual Centre during Medieval Times - S. Liyaqat Hussain Moini
Contributors

YAQUB ALI KHAN (b. 1956) completed his master's degree from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and holds a Ph.D. degree from the Centre of Advanced Study, Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

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Title Details

416 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

8 maps, 22 b/w, and 5 line illus

Imprint: Boydell Manohar