Medieval India: From Sultanat to the Mughals Part - II

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Har-Anand Publications, 2005 - 290 pages
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A Broad Survey Of Political, Social, Economic And Cultural Developments In India Between 1206 And 1526 With Emphasis On Economic, Social And Cuoltural Aspects. Attempts To Bridge The Gap Between Current Hisotrical Research And Popular Perception Of The Controversial Phase. 14 Chapters And Matters.
  

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Birth Place & Caste of Hemu ??
Some learned historians/writters claim that Hemu was born at Machheri Village of Alwar in 1501 and spent his youth in Reewari ( Haryana) . His father , a Brahmin
, was a purohit. He was unable to earn sufficient income to feed his family mainly due to persecution of Hindu religious ceremonies by mugals. Therefore he started trading in food/salt and Hemu became saltpeter on street. ( wikipedia,the free encyclopaedia/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rewari)
(These learned historians/writters fail to establish any reliable connections/ relations between Adil Shah,the ruler of Sasaram & Hemu with Alwar or Rewari . It is a matter of common sense that only closed and trusted friends since childhood would be appointed as Prime Minister cum Military chief of any Ruler especially Mugal ones. Since Adil Shah was born & bought up in Sasaram so Hemu must have belonged to Sasaram or near about area . However Hemu’s wife might have got refuge/shelter in Reewari after an escape from Delhi in 1556.As far as his caste is concerned normally it is traditionally perceived that those engaged in business/trading about six centuries ago were from Bania/Vanik or vaishya and not from Brahmin community. Thus the Rauniyar’s century old claim that Hemu was their legend, seems to be not out of contention.However a detailed investigation/research is required .
 

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Contents

Central Asian Politics and the Advance of
13
Struggle for Empire in North India
25
Struggle for Empire in North India
47
The Establishment of the North Indian Empire
70
Consolidation and Expansion of the Empire Akbar
91
State and Government under Akbar
131
Akbai s Religious Views
166
The Deccan and the Mughals Upto 1657
186
Popular Revolts Jats Satnamis Afghans and Sikhs
289
Breach with Marwar and Mewar
302
Climax and Crisis of the Mughal Empire
316
SocietyStructure and Growth
358
Economic LifePatterns and Prospects
392
Religion Fine Arts Science and Technology
428
Northern India in the First Half of the
455
The Maratha Bid for Supremacy
497

Foreign Policy of the Mughals
212
India in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century
231
Jahangir as a Ruler
246
Shah Jahan Consolidation and Expansion
257
Aurangzeb Religious Policies North India and
267
Review and Conclusions
525
Glossary
531
References
539
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