Indian Civilization Lec 17

History of Indian Civilization, Lec 17; UCLA, Lecture of 17 February 2012. Continuation of discussion of Mahmud of Ghazni, and the politics of conquest; account of India by Alberuni. Rhetorical exaggeration in Muslim accounts of Indian conquests; riches of Indian temples. Meenakshi temple complex at Madurai. Muhammad Ghori; the resistance of Prithviraj Chauhan; emergence of the Delhi Sultanate, and some of its principal features. Importance of Delhi, henceforth; reign of Razia Sultan and the assessment of Elphinstone. Succession of the Khaljis/Khiljis—importance of Allaudin Khilji; repulsion of the Mongols.

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