This is the first history of India written exclusively by her own people which brings to bear on the problems a detached and critical appreciation. A team of over sixty scholars of repute present herein a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the political, socio-economic and cultural history of the Indian people.
This Volume deals with the period extending from the first battle of Panipat (1526) in which the Mughul ruler Babur of Kabul defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last Sultan of Delhi, to the death of Aurangzib (1707) who had extended the Mughul empire to the southernmost limit of India. The History of the Mughul Empire forms a memorable chapter in the history of India. The volume contains the life and activities of a number of distinguished personalities such as Sher Shah, Akbar, Nur Jahan, Aurangazeb, Shivaji and Guru Govind Singh, a galaxy of Pathan, Mughul and Indian heroes and heroines, who have shed lustre on the Age. The life and activities of a forgotten Hindu hero, Himu, have been brought to light in this volume. Hemachandra was the first and the last Hindu who assumed the imperial status in North India after the defeat and death of Prithviraja nearly eight hundred years before. A critical account has been given of the rise of two great military powers in India - the Marathas and Sikhs - and the beginnings of the settlements of the Europeans - who were defined to overthrow the Mughul power and play a dominant role in Indian history.
The contributors to this volume are:
Dr.R.C.Majumdar, Sri A.L.Srivastava, Dr.S.Roy, Dr.J.N.Chaudhuri, Prof.Abdur Rashid, G.S.Sardesai, Dr.H.R.Gupta, Dr.A.K.Majumdar, Sri.Raghuvir Singh, Dr.N.Venkataramanayya, Prof.Rao Sahib C.S.Srinivasachari, Prof.Sri Ram Sharma, Dr.S.K.Chatterji, Dr.M.G.Bhagat, Prof. G.S.Talib, Dr.S.G.Malshe, Prof.S.A.Gavaskar, Sri.K.R.S.Iyengar,Dr.S.V.Joga Rao, Prof. S.Srikanta Sastri, Dr.S.K.Nayar, Dr.S.H.Ritti, Dr.Abdus Subhan, Dr.B.B.Majumdar, Dr.M.W.Mirza, Dr.P.N.Chopra, Prof.S.K.Saraswati, Dr.Ashok Kumar Das.
77 plates (5 in colour) adequately illustrate the best specimens of the unique artistic achievements of this period.