Composite Culture Under the Sultanate of Delhi

By: Iqtidar Husain Siddiqui

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This work explores the cultural orientation of the sultanate of Delhi, a subject on which little work has been done so far. The architects of the sultanate introduced a new system of governance with novel social and cultural institutions, and Persian as an official language. These were significant moves as they served as catalysts for social change. Alongside, the emergence of new urban centres as well as the setting up of colonies of foreign immigrants from lands of more advanced culture in the old towns led to the transfiguration of culture in the sultanate. Thus, this book examines those aspects of culture that have hitherto not been paid adequate attention. Composite Culture under the Sultanate of Delhi is divided into three parts. The first explores the role played by the metropolis of Delhi as an integrating nucleus, and examines the cultural and social relationship between the Hindus and Muslims, and the intellectual and diplomatic atmosphere of the times. The second part focuses on the nature of the relationship between the sultans of Delhi and the Mongol rulers of Central Asia. The third part examines the life and position of women and the attitude of different classes of society towards their women folk during the sultanate period. Printed Pages: 200

Title: Composite Culture Under the Sultanate of Delhi

Author Name: Iqtidar Husain Siddiqui

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2012

ISBN: 9789380607375

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701621

Keywords: Composite Culture Under the Sultanate of Delhi Iqtidar Husain Siddiqui