Ch – 1 Tracing Changes Through A Thousand Years

Important Notes:

  • Al-idrisi was an Arab geographer.
  • “Hindustan” term was used by Minhaj-i-Siraj, a thirteenth century chronicler.
  • Babur used “Hindustan” term to describe the geography, fauna and culture of the people of subcontinent.
  • Amir Khusrau was a fourteenth-century poet.
  • Manuscripts were collected by wealthy people, rulers, monasteries and temples.
  • The nastaliq style of writing is cursive and easy to read, while the shikaste style of writing is denser and more difficult.
  • Ziyauddin Barani was a fourteenth century chronicler who wrote his first chronicle in 1356.
  • Rajput is a name derived from “Rajputra” meaning the son of a ruler.
  • Jatis framed their own rules and regulations to manage the conduct of their members.
  • The rules and regulations were enforced by jati panchayat.
  • Ghiyasuddin Balban was a ruler of a vast empire that stretched from Bengal in the east to Ghazni in Afghanistan in the west and included all of South India.
  • Mughal Empire declined in the eighteenth century.
  • Ulama means learned theologists and jurists.
  • British historians divided the history of India into three periods: Hindu, Muslim and British.

Published by Priya Prakash

In the midst of winter, i found there was within me an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus

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