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Rival Hindu Kingdoms and Sultans: Fusion of the Hindu and Muslim Civilizations

H S Bhatia (Author)
Synopsis Upto the seventh century of Christian era, many invaders—Greeks, Parthians, Scythians and Huns entered India, but went back or were absorbed in the native population since ‘the Hindu social system was one of the strongest and most endurable in the world’. It was only on the arrival of the Muslim power in India that ‘Hindus were brought into permanent contact with it, which differed from them as widely as possible in almost everything and was complete antithesis of their whole system’. A new chapter opened in the Indian history as the ancient Hindu order was affected considerably. However, with the passage of time some fusion of the two civilizations took place giving rise to sufi and bhakti movements. On the eve of the Muslim appearance on the Indian scene, the country was divided into several states which were busy fighting with one another. Similarly the society comprising Hindus, Buddhists and Jains was further divided into numerous groups, on the basis of religion, caste and region. Under these favourable conditions, it became easy for Muslim invaders to succeed in their forays into India. This book deals with the vital change, as referred to above. Chapter 1 describes "Rival Hindu Kingdoms and Muhammadan Incursions". Early Turkish empire (Sultanat) and principles of non-violence, caste and hygiene as observed by Hindus are dealt next, followed by "Political Conditions under the Sultanat", and "Legal System under the Sultans", a comparative study of Hindu and Muslim laws on Homicide, Sultan’s principles of government and a chapter on "Central Government of the Sultanat". Interesting and elaborate articles on social and economic conditions under the Sultans and also its comparison with the Mughals have been included; also included are "Hindu Co-operation with Early Muslim Expansion in India" and "Muslim Kings of the Fifteenth Century and Bhakti Revival" which are both revealing and informative. The last article "Military Organisation of the Sultans" discloses the superior military organisation, training, discipline and war tactics of the Sultans as compared to the previous regimes.
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About the author

H S Bhatia

H.S. Bhatia (b. 1915) is a first class law graduate of the Panjab University and an ex-Ordnance Officer, Indian Army. Born, educated and a practicing lawyer at Lahore, Mr. Bhatia has been devoted to research,, serious studies and writing since his college days. Having been a keen observer of Muslim way of life and moving in some Muslim societies in the pre-Partition cosmopolitan city of Lahore, he developed interest in an wrote articles on Islamic subjects, his interest now culminating in this monumental work. Mr. Bhatia is chief editor of 'Civil & Military Law Journal' since 1965. He has to his credit a number of scholarly and research articles and books. Among his pioneer, deeply-researched, highly-appreciated and widely-read books are 'Political, Legal & Military History of India' (in 10 volumes, 'International Law & Practice in ancient India', 'Rare Documents on Sikhs and Their Rule in the Punjab', 'European Women in India - Their Life and Adventures', 'Military History of British India' Origin and Development of Legal & Political System in India' (In 3 volumes).

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Title Rival Hindu Kingdoms and Sultans: Fusion of the Hindu and Muslim Civilizations
Author H S Bhatia
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8171003672
length 384p., Bibliography; Index.