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Title : The Sultanate of Delhi (1206-1526): Polity, Economy, Society and Culture
Author : Aniruddha Ray
Edition : PaperBack
ISBN : 9789388540087
Pages : 448
Year of Pub : 2019
Price : Rs 2,250.00

This book, written in a simple and accessible manner for students and lay readers attempts to provide an integrated view of the Delhi Sultanate government from 1206 to 1526. It is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the political events and the dynastic history of the Sultans and the second part with the administration, different land issues, social life including two major religious movements and other cultural aspects including architecture and sculpture. The growth of the city of Delhi has been shown here perhaps for the first time in a textbook of this kind.
Most of the books on Delhi Sultanate mainly narrate the political events. Here other aspects have been included to show the real character of the Sultanate. It may be mentioned that the English officials from the end of the eighteenth Century had termed the medieval period of India as a ‘dark age’ – a statement that has been accepted by several Indian writers. It is to negate this view that an integrated narrative has been provided here.

Aniruddha Ray taught History at Charu Chandra College,Calcutta for several years. Later he went to the University of Paris, Sorbonne (France) in 1964 for his Ph.D.. He joined the Department of Islamic History & Culture, Calcutta University in 1968 and retired from there in November 2001. He has published more than 36 books and a large number of articles in English and Bengali.

ISBN 9789388540087  2019  448p.  Rs. 2250 Hardbound


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