DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY K.M.C.P.G. STUDIES (Autonomous), PUDUCHERRY M. A. SYLLABUS(CBCS) First Semester H.2. HISTORY OF INDIA, A.D.1000- A.D.

1526 (Hard Core-2) Unit I The Condition of India on the eve of Muslim invasions – The invasions Mohammad of Ghazani – The invasions of Mohammad of Ghur - Causes for the defeat of the Indian rulersThe Mumlek Sultans and struggle for a strong monarchy- Iltutmish, Sultana Razia, Balban Unit- II Khaljis- Alluddin Khilji’s conquests and innovations- Malik Kafur- Mohammed bin Thugluk’s experiments- Decline and disintegration of Delhi Sultanate Unit III Administration of Delhi Sultanate- Concept of Sovereignty- Central administration- Iqta system- Economic and Social life under the Delhi Sultanate- Trade and Commerce- Art and Architecture Unit IV The establishment of Vijayanagara and Bahamani kingdoms- Struggle for supremacyMohammad Gawan- Krishna Devaraya and his conquests –State and Economy under Vijayanagara- Nayankara system- Ayagar systems Suggested Readings Ashraf, K.M., Life and conditions of the People of Hindustan, 1200- 1500, Delhi, 1959 Benarjee, A. C., New History of Medieval India, New Delhi, 1993 Benarjee, A. C., The State and Society in North India 1206- 1526, New Delhi, 1993 Chandra, Satish, History of Medieval India, Hyderabad, 2007 Chandra, Satish, Medieval India I, New Delhi, 1998 Chitnis.K.N., Socio- Economic Aspects of Medieval India, Poona, 1979. Habib, Irfan, Medieval India: Researches in the History of India Jackson, Peter, The Delhi Sultanate: A Political and Military History, Cambridge, 1999 Lal. K.S. Twilights of the Sultanate, Bombay, 1963 Mahalingam, T.V., Administration and Social life under Vijayanagara Empire, Madras, 1951 Major, R.H. India in The Fifteenth Century, Delhi, 1974. Nilakanta Sastry, K.A., A History of South India, Delhi, 1966 Moreland. W.H., Agrarian System of Moslem India, Cambridge, 1929 Roychaudari,Tapan and Irfan Habib, Ed., The Cambridge Economic History of India. I, Hyderabad,1982. Sewell, Robert, A Forgotten Empire, Delhi, 1990 Srivatsava,A.L., The Sultanate of Delhi, Agra, 1984 Stein, Burton, Vijayanagara, Delhi, 1988 Venkata Ramanayya. N., Studies in the History of the Third Dynasty of Vijayanagara, Delhi, 1986

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