Medieval India under Mohammedan Rule, (A.D. 712-1764)

Medieval India under Mohammedan Rule, (A.D. 712-1764)

Medieval India under Mohammedan Rule, (A.D. 712-1764)

Medieval India under Mohammedan Rule, (A.D. 712-1764)

Synopsis

A history of the Medieval period of Indian history beginning with the invasion by Muslim conquerors in the 8th century & ending with the beginning of the British raj in the 18th century (A.D. 712-1764).

Excerpt

The Mediæval Period of Indian history, thoughit does not exactly correspond with the Middle Age of Europe, is not less clearly defined. It begins when the immemorial systems, rule, and customs of Ancient India were invaded, subdued, and modified by a succession of foreign conquerors who imposed a new rule and introduced an exotic creed, strange languages and a foreign art. These conquerors were Muslims, and with the arrival of the Turks under Mahmud the Iconoclast at the beginning of the eleventh century, India entered upon her Middle Age. From that epoch for nearly eight hundred years her history is grouped round the Mohammedan rulers who gradually brought under their control nearly the whole country from the Himalayas to the Krishna river. The Period ends when one of the last of these rulers, oppressed by the revival of Hindu ascendency, placed himself under English protection, and Modern India came into being.

Distinct and clearly marked as the Mediæval or Mohammedan Period is, the transition implies no violent change. History is always continuous; there . . .

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