CONTENTS:- Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Heritage of Ghazni and Bukhara 3. The Establishment of the Delhi Sultanate 4. Consolidation of Muslim Rule in the North 5. The Disintegration of the Sultanate 6. The Administrative System of the Sultanate 7. Society and Culture Under the Sultanate 8. The Age of Akbar 9. The Orthodox Reaction 10. The Age of Splendor 11. Aurangzeb 12. Mughal Administration 13. Economic and Social Developments Under the Mughals 14. The Mughals and the Arts 15. A Century of Political Decline : 1707-1803 16. The Beginning of a New Era: 1803-1857
"India as colourful and vibrant, a land as diverse as its people A mosaic of faiths, cultures, customs and languages that blend harmoniously to form a composite whole. One of the world's oldest living civilizations-which gave to the world—the concept of zero, the primordial sound Aum..., Yoga and Buddhism. India is a land of staggering contrast with a mingling of the tradition and modernity that is an unique experience to be found here. One will forever remember the stay in this wonderful Homeland-a land truly of mystery and enchantment. Only India can offer such and astonishing variety of contrasts. The encyclopaedia aims at presenting perspectives of different aspects of Indian culture.