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Royalty in Medieval India
Royalty in Medieval India
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About the Book:

While considerable literature has appeared on the political history and institutions of the Delhi Sultanate, a study of royalty as such has largely remained a desideratum. The present work fills this gap in our historical studies. It surveys the historical landscape of medieval India from the foot of the royal throne. Besides a glimpse into the public and private life of the sultans, it throws lot of light on their ethnic background, their legal and actual position, their patronage of art and culture, their religious learnings, contact with outside world and relations with the Hindus. In short it covers the entire spectrum of life of the Delhi sultans from the haram to the battlefield. The study is based on an extensive search and discovery of new source material.

About the Author:

K.A. Nizami was for many years the Chairman of the Department of History and Director of the Centre of Advanced Study in History at Aligarh Muslim University. He also served as India's ambassador to Syria. His important publications are: Some Aspects of Religion and Politics in India during the Thirteenth Century (Delhi, 1974); and On History and Historians of Medieval India (New Delhi, 19830.

 

CONTENTS

Preface
Introduction

CHAPTER 1
Dynasties: Ethnic Origin and Features

CHAPTER 2
Names and Nomenclature

CHAPTER 3
The Legal and the Actual Sovereign

CHAPTER 4
The Palace: Imperial Household and Karkhanaths

CHAPTER 5
Royal Insignia and Dress

CHAPTER 6
Personal Life, Routine and Features of the Sultans

CHAPTER 7
Royal Amusements, Sports, Pastimes and Festivals

CHAPTER 8
The Haram

CHAPTER 9
The Court

CHAPTER 10
Royal Dinners and Processions

CHAPTER 11
Literary Interests and Activities of the Sultans

CHAPTER 12
Religious Leanings and Attitudes of Sultans

CHAPTER 13
Sultans as Patrons of Education, Art and Culture

CHAPTER 14
The Sultans and Public Welfare

CHAPTER 15
Sultans as Builders of Cities

CHAPTER 16
Relations with the Hindus

CHAPTER 17
On the Battlefields

CHAPTER 18
Contact with the Outside World

CHAPTER 19
Tombs

Bibliography
Index

Sample Pages













Royalty in Medieval India

Item Code:
IDD832
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1997
ISBN:
8121507332
Language:
English
Size:
8.8" X 5.8"
Pages:
251
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Weight of the Book: 465 gms
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About the Book:

While considerable literature has appeared on the political history and institutions of the Delhi Sultanate, a study of royalty as such has largely remained a desideratum. The present work fills this gap in our historical studies. It surveys the historical landscape of medieval India from the foot of the royal throne. Besides a glimpse into the public and private life of the sultans, it throws lot of light on their ethnic background, their legal and actual position, their patronage of art and culture, their religious learnings, contact with outside world and relations with the Hindus. In short it covers the entire spectrum of life of the Delhi sultans from the haram to the battlefield. The study is based on an extensive search and discovery of new source material.

About the Author:

K.A. Nizami was for many years the Chairman of the Department of History and Director of the Centre of Advanced Study in History at Aligarh Muslim University. He also served as India's ambassador to Syria. His important publications are: Some Aspects of Religion and Politics in India during the Thirteenth Century (Delhi, 1974); and On History and Historians of Medieval India (New Delhi, 19830.

 

CONTENTS

Preface
Introduction

CHAPTER 1
Dynasties: Ethnic Origin and Features

CHAPTER 2
Names and Nomenclature

CHAPTER 3
The Legal and the Actual Sovereign

CHAPTER 4
The Palace: Imperial Household and Karkhanaths

CHAPTER 5
Royal Insignia and Dress

CHAPTER 6
Personal Life, Routine and Features of the Sultans

CHAPTER 7
Royal Amusements, Sports, Pastimes and Festivals

CHAPTER 8
The Haram

CHAPTER 9
The Court

CHAPTER 10
Royal Dinners and Processions

CHAPTER 11
Literary Interests and Activities of the Sultans

CHAPTER 12
Religious Leanings and Attitudes of Sultans

CHAPTER 13
Sultans as Patrons of Education, Art and Culture

CHAPTER 14
The Sultans and Public Welfare

CHAPTER 15
Sultans as Builders of Cities

CHAPTER 16
Relations with the Hindus

CHAPTER 17
On the Battlefields

CHAPTER 18
Contact with the Outside World

CHAPTER 19
Tombs

Bibliography
Index

Sample Pages













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