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Tughluq Dynasty (1325-1351 A.D.)

The Tughluq Dynasty lasted for close to a hundred years. It produced two powerful sultans-Muhammad-bin Tughluq and Firoz Shah Tughluq. Ghyas-ud-din Tughluq Ghyas-ud-din Tughluq was the first ruler of the dynasty. He ..

Khalji Dynasty (1290-1320 A.D.)

The Khalji rulers ruled for three decades. They expanded the Sultanate further. The first ruler of the dynasty was Jalal-uddin Khalji. Jalal-ud-din Firuz Khalji (1290 – 1296 A.D.) Jalal-ud-din Khalji was ..

Slave Dynasty (1206-1290 A.D.)

Qutb-ud-din Aibak (1206-1210) The first sultan of the dynasty was Qutb-ud-din Aibak. He was a general of Muhammad Ghori and ruled over the territories conquered by Ghori in India. After Ghori’s death, Qutb-ud-din ..

The Sultanate Period

The period from the years 1206 to 1526 A.D. is known as the age of Delhi Sultanate. Many dynasties ruled from Delhi during this period. They were The Slaves or the Ilbari ..

Summary of developments from the years (800-1200 A.D)

The period from 800 to 1200 A.D. saw the rise of many kingdoms. The Rajputs were very powerful. The Tomars of Delhi, The Chauhans of Rajasthan, Solankis of Gujarat, Paramaras of Malwa, ..

Important Features of the Chola Period

The Cholas ruled for over four centuries and they paid a lot of attention to administrative improvements as well as economic and cultural growth. Administration The Chola rulers supervised the administration, dispensed justice ..

South India

South India was home to three powerful kingdoms-the Pallavas, the Pandyas and the Cholas. There was a constant struggle for supremacy amongst these three kingdoms. The Pallavas The Pallavas became powerful after ..

Kingdoms & Dynasties of the Medieval Period

The Early Medieval Period saw the rise of many kingdoms all over India. In the north were the Palas, the Gurjara-Pratiharas, the Rajput kingdoms, and the Ghaznavids and Ghorids. The ..

Medieval India

Some Characteristics of the Medieval Period The medieval period in India is characterised by some broad trends. These were the outcome of India’s interaction with Muslims as well as the next of ..

Jain Literature as Source of knowledge of Astronomy

The Ardha-Magadhi Prakrit texts are composed of the fragments and oral traditions of the original Jain texts known as Punva. This recasting was the effort of the Svetambara sect, and ..