History of Muslim Rule in Tirhut (An Old and Rare Book)
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History of Muslim Rule in Tirhut (An Old and Rare Book)

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Item Code: NAJ333
Author: Prof Radhakrishna Choudhary
Publisher: Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office
Language: English
Edition: 1970
Pages: 310
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 430 gm

Preface

For the first time an attempt has been made through these pages to give an account of the history of Muslim rule in Tirhut (1206- 1765 A. D.) and in that sense it can be called a pioneer work. During the period under review Tirhut played a very important part in the history of North-Eastern India and the Hindu Kingdom of this region (C. 1097-1532 A. D.) was just like an island in the vast ocean of Muslim dominated area of North India. Even after 1532 A. D., the Kingdom of Tirhut had an autonomous status and the Muslims of the land opposed tooth and nail the establishment of Mughal ascendancy in this region. The story of this struggle is narrated here on the basis of all the available sources. North Bihar, as Tirhut is usually known, has so far been neglected and I hope that the present work will stimulate further studies on the subject. I am thankful to my teacher, Professor Syed Hasan Askari, who spared no pains in going through the book. No amount of word can express my deep sense of gratitude to him. I crave the indulgence of my readers for my shortcomings, Plates could not be incorporated due to certain unavoidable and technical reasons and for that ommission, I beg to be excused.

Contents

 

  Abbreviations and Bibliography vii-xi
Chapter 1. Introduction Jan-29
Chapter II. Period of Occasional Raids in Tirhut (1200-1324) 30-47
Chapter III. The Conquest of Tirhut and Tughlug domination (1324-1370) 48-66
Chapter IV. Period of Marches and Counter Marches (1370-1526) 67-94
Chapter V. The Nuhanis, Babar and the Afgans (1526-1583) 95-128
Chapter VI. Tirhut under the Great Moghuls (1556- 1707) 129-172
Chapter VII. Tirhut between 1707 and 1765 173-227
  APPENDIX  
(i) Important Sarkars and Mahals of North Bihar 228-229
(ii) Vidyapati's Puruspariksa-esx important source of India's political history.230-245 230-245
(iii) Some important Documents of the Gandha-wariya Rajaputas 246-250
(iv) The Chakwaras of Begusarai 251-257
(v) Extracts from Aini Akbari 258-268
  Index 269-284

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