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Medieval India: Essays in Diplomacy and Culture

Iqtidar Husain Siddiqui (Editor)
Synopsis This collection of studies is concerned with the way in which diplomacy, system of governance and cultural activities interacted with the desire of the rulers, ruling elite and intellectuals in India during the medieval period. The papers have been divided between two sections in orders to put them into some broader context. The first section contains papers bearing on diplomacy and relations between India and foreign countries since the eleventh century down to the Mughal era till the eighteenth century (AD). The papers included in the second section deal with cultural transfiguration that influenced both life and polity and ultimately paved the way for the rise of composite culture of India. The role performed by the Sufis, thinkers, rulers and individual nobles in the field of  culture has been studied in some detail.
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About the author

Iqtidar Husain Siddiqui

Iqtidar Husain Siddiqui retired as Professor of History, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Amongst his published works are: Some Aspects of Afghan Despotism in India, Sher Shah Sur and His Dynasty; Mughal Relations with the Indian Ruling Elile; Perso-Arabic Sources on the life and Conditions in the Sultanate of Delhi; English Translation of the Waqi’at-i-Mushtaqi; Authority and Kingship under the Sultans of Delhi; and Medieval India; Essays in Intellectual Thought and Culture. Besides, he has contributed a large number of articles to international journals, Encyclopedia of Islam (New Edition, E.J. Brill, Leiden), Encyclopedia Iranica (USA), encyclopedia of Islam in Turkish language (Istanbul) and encyclopedia of Islamic civilization in Arabic (Jordan).

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Title Medieval India: Essays in Diplomacy and Culture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.12.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8174356266
length 275p., Tables; Notes; Map; Figures; Index; 23cm.