From Indus To Independence - A Trek Through Indian History: Medieval Deccan Kingdoms by Dr Sanu KainikaraFrom Indus To Independence - A Trek Through Indian History: Medieval Deccan Kingdoms by Dr Sanu Kainikara

From Indus To Independence - A Trek Through Indian History: Medieval Deccan Kingdoms

byDr Sanu Kainikara

Hardcover | August 21, 2019

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This is the sixth volume of the series on Indian history, From Indus to Independence: A Trek through Indian History, and deals with the Islamic entrenchment in the Deccan Plateau-the flow of events, the reasons and the consequences of this development. It starts with an overview of the Deccan and provides a detailed and contextual background of South India before the Islamic invasion. It also explains the spirited Hindu revival that took place before the entire Deccan was subsumed by the Islamic enterprise emanating from North India.The core subject of study in the book is the medieval kingdoms of the Deccan, the Bahmanis and its successor Shahi kingdoms. The history of the Bahmani dynasty; its tumultuous founding; the rule of various kings; and a detailed analysis of the breakup of the kingdom-the process, reasons and aftermath-has been analysed and described. Subsequently the three major successor dynasties-Adil Shahis, Nizam Shahis and Qutb Shahis-are studied in great detail and narrated as three separate sections.The book carries out an assessment of the nearly four centuries of Islamic rule in medieval Deccan, detailing the troubles and tribulations that made these dynasties less effective than they could have been and the incessant in-fighting that made the successor Shahi kingdoms fragile and open to easy conquest in their later days by the Mughals. The book also studies the cultural, literary, architectural and religious aspects that stand out in the Deccan as a consequence of the mingling of Islam and Hinduism, which created unique outcomes.
Dr Sanu Kainikara is a former fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force and currently a practising Military Strategist residing in Canberra, Australia. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales, the inaugural Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for Regional Security, Canberra and a Visiting Distinguished Fellow of t...
Title:From Indus To Independence - A Trek Through Indian History: Medieval Deccan KingdomsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:492 pages, 9.24 × 6.32 × 1.42 inShipping dimensions:9.24 × 6.32 × 1.42 inPublished:August 21, 2019Publisher:Vij Books IndiaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9388161599

ISBN - 13:9789388161596


Table of Contents

Author's Preface Introduction to Volume VI Section I The Deccan and South India Chapter 1 The Deccan - A Broad Overview Chapter 2 The Bridge Between Two Eras Chapter 3 A Tale of Three KingdomsChapter 4 Prologue to Hindu Revival Section II The Bahmani DynastyChapter 5 OriginsChapter 6 The Gulbarga Sultans Chapter 7 The Bidar SultansChapter 8 Last Days and Break-Up Chapter 9 The Bahmanis - Concluding Deductions Section III The Successor Kingdoms of The Deccan The Adil Shahis of BijapurChapter 10 Yusuf Adil Shah Establishes A Kingdom Chapter 11 Entrenching the Dynasty Chapter 12 Growing Strength Chapter 13 The Zenith Chapter 14 The Final Collapse Chapter 15 A Concluding Evaluation Section IV The Successor Kingdoms of The Deccan The Nizam Shahis of AhmadnagaChapter 16 The Founding of A KingdomChapter 17 Consolidation: Burhan Nizam Shah I Chapter 18 Turmoil: Hussein Nizam Shah Chapter 19 The Zenith of Power: Murtaza Nizam Shah Chapter 20 Stagnation and Confusion: Murtaza's Last Days Chapter 21 The Beginning of The End Chapter 22 The End: Chand Bibi's Finest Hour Chapter 23 Malik Ambar - The Rise and Rise of A Slave - The Habshi Ascendancy Section V The Successor Kingdoms of The Deccan The Qutb Shahis of Golconda - HyderabadChapter 24 A Kingdom is Established Chapter 25 Containing InstabilityChapter 26 Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah: Increasing Power and Stature Chapter 27 Muhammad Quli Qutb ShahFocus on Cultural DevelopmentChapter 28 Plateauing and Decline Chapter 29 The Obliteration of a Dynasty Section VI Deccan Shahis - Other Aspects Chapter 30 Administration, Military and Foreign Affairs Chapter 31 The Cultural Front Section VII Medieval Deccan - A Concluding Analysis Chapter 32 Chaotic Administration Chapter 33 The Social Environment Chapter 34 Economy, Trade and Commerce Chapter 35 The Cauldron Bubbles. BibliographyIndex