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Wonders of Sultanate India
Author : Dr. Kamal Shankar Srivastava
ISBN : 978-81-7320-171-4
Edition : 2017
Language : Engilsh
Size & Pages : 23 cm, 952, Maps,
Publisher : Agam Kala Prakashan
Format : Hardbound
Price : Rs. 2950 (set of 2 vols.)


The Book

The present work entitled "the Wonders of Sultanate India" an attempt has been made to light the medieval India – Historical and factual tracing of description, regarding founder and rulers of Sultanate period of India. It is a fact of immense significance that whereas in the tracing medieval India's Delhi Sultanate period history, the conquest of Islam played the role of a powerful effective but mostly external factor in the East the expansion of Islam went for more than a millennium became so intimate that as a result, we find an Indo-Islamic pattern of society and culture. We have an entire literature which deals with the "birth of Sultanate India" in the early medieval period. It is observed as a wonder that the Islamic invaders minority in number defeated the majority of the people, i.e. Hindus rulers, established and ruled over them for more than approximately one thousand years.

the present volume is the first of a projected series of slave (Mamluk), Khalji, Tughlaq, Sayyads and Lodhi dynasties apart from frontier of India and expansion of Islam, Religious mission of Islamic invaders, and Indigenous sources of Delhi Sultanate, emergence of Delhi sultanate. It is compiled the events of ghazanavids, critical evaluation of Early Turkish empire of Delhi, the complete study of Delhi sultanate India is described in 32 (thirty two) topics, apart from Introduction and summing up.

Indeed, this volume in dealt beginning from the Muhammad - bin - Qasim, founder and ruler and their achievements and contribution to make the Delhi Sultanate of Medieval India in two parts (Part I and Part II).

The rulers of Delhi Sultanate period acted, established and introduced various factors and practices, which are described critically and evaluated with their achievements.

The present volume is an elaborate, innovative and in lucid manner, certainly it fascinates the general readers, students and history - lovers.


The Author

Dr. Kamal Shankar Srivastava, IAS (Retd.) born in Varanasi (UP), Indian eminent Scholar, Indologist, Museologist, Journalist, Art-historian and Academician turned Administrator, obtained Post-Graduate degrees (M.A.s) in 17 (seventeen) different disciplines (i) Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology (ii) History (iii) Museology (iv) English Literature (v) Mass- communication (vi) Public Administration (vii) Sociology (viii) Hindi Literature (ix) Sanskrit Literature (x) Philosophy & Religion (xi) Political Science (xii) Social work, (xiii) Economics, (xiv) defence studies, and (xv) Linguistics, apart from Master of Business Administration (MBA-HRM) and Master of Law LL.M). Awarded B.H.U. Gold- Medal in 1981, in 1985, awarded Ph.D. degree in AIHC and Archaeology, Musicology from BHU Varanasi also awarded post-graduate diplomas in 11 (eleven) different disciplines i.e. Business Administration, Tourism Administration, Human Rights Law, Corporate Law and Management, Environmental Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intellectual property rights Law, Labour law, Sustainable Rural Development, Tribal Development Management and Cyber law in 2003, awarded Doctor of Literature (D. Litt.) degree in History.

Author of 100 (one hundred) books published concerning different fields of Indian History, Art, Religion and culture, Iconography, Museology, Tourism, Journalism, Painting, Indology, Literature, Heritage and Law etc. Life- fellow of numismatics society of India, Museums Association of India, Bihar Puravid Parishad, Patna, Institute of Constitutions and Parliamentary Studies, New Delhi, Indian Social Science Academy and Executive Member of Museum Association of India (New Delhi). Presented several papers and 128 (one hundred twenty eight) articles in the fields of Art, Indology, Museology, Law and Education. Attended two weeks training programme on SAARC Countries in Bangla Desh, Dhaka in 2012.

At present, he is a engaged in authorship of various Indological publications i.e. in field of history, Indian Art and Indian studies after retirement from July 2016 as an IAS Officer (Jharkhand Cadre).







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