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By Iqtidar Alam Khan

The medieval interval of Indian heritage is tough to outline essentially. it can be perceived because the lengthy section of India's transition from the traditional to the instantly pre-colonial instances. The latter interval might evidently be imagined beginning from Vasco da Gama's voyage around the Cape of excellent desire in 1498, or, then again, the institution of the Mughal empire (1526). extra certainly even though, the renewed Islamic increase into north India, approximately from one thousand A.D. onwards resulting in the increase of the Delhi Sultanate (1206), should be held to mark, in political and cultural phrases, the start of the medieval interval. For the aim of the old Dictionary of Medieval India, the interval from one thousand A.D. to 1526 A.D. can be thought of India's medieval instances. The turbulent historical past of this era is informed throughout the book's chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on key humans, ancient geography, arts, associations, occasions, and different very important phrases.

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