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EDITORIAL

BOARD

Professor .Satish Chandra (Chairman)


Professor R. S. Sharma
Professor JJarun De
Professor Sum1t Sarkar
Professor M. G. S Narayanan
Shn S. H. Khan

Shri Arjun Dev (Convener)

MEDIEVAL INDIA
A Textbook for Classes XI-XII
PART II

SATISH CHANDRA

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NATIONAL COUllCIL OF EDUCATIONAL ReSEARCH AND TRAINING

first Edition
June l978
Jya1stha 1900

Reprinted
March 19&0
Phalguna 1901
Apnl 198 I
Cha1tra 1903
April 1982
Chaitra 1904
March 1983
Chaitra 1904

P.D. 16T-RSS

@J National Council of Educational Research and Training, 1978

Rs. 3.65

PUBLIS1'1ED AT 1'HB PUBLICATIONDEPARTME;NT BY V.K. PANDIT SE!CRETARY, NATIONAL


COUNCIL OP .ED'UCATIONAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING, SRI AUROBlNDO MARG, NEW
DELHI 110016 AND PRIN'IED AT SlJPREME OFFSET PRESS. KS 11MALVIYA NAGAR
NEW DELH1ll0017

Foreword

IN THE new pattern of education, the higher secondary stage (the +2 stage) bas

been visualised as terminal so as to enable students to enter life and to equip


them for advanced education The courses up to Class X have been designP.d
for general education without any diversification. But at the higher secondary
stage the student would be imt1ated into the study of specialised courses in a few
subjects of his choice
The Editorial Board in History finalised the courses of studies at the +2 stage
and started preparmg a series of textbooks based on these courses.
The present volume dealmg with a historical survey of medieval India has
been prepared by Professor Satish Chandra, who is also the Cha1rman of the
History Editorial Board. The NCERT is grateful to him for completing the
work m a very short time. The NCERT is also grateful to many other persons,
both belongmg to the NCERT and outside, and organisations for their help and
cooperat10n. Our special thanks are due to Shri S. H. Khan for preparing the
exercises, to Dr. S. K. Saini and Km. Indira Srinivasan for their help in preparing the press copy, to Shr1 A. K. Ghose for the maps. and to the Archaeological
Survey oflnd1a for makmg available to us photographs which have been included
in this book.
This volume on medieval India is the second 1n the series of textbooks which
are bemg brought out by the NCERT for the higher secondary stage. The book
is being brought out 1n two parts The first part of the book was published 'm
February 1978. This 1s the second part of the book.
The NCER T will be grateful for any comments and suggest10ns on any aspeot
of the present volume.

K. MITRA ..
Director
National Council of
Educatmnal Research and Training
SHIB

New Delhi