Books, Author and Remark, Saints Et Al, Architecture and Gen Terms

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Books

Books
Books

Book

Author

Remark

Brihatkatha-kosh

Harisena

(9th-12th century)

Rajtarangini (Sanskrit)

Kalhana

About the kings of Kashmir

Lilavati

Bhaskara II (also wrote Siddhanta Shiromani)

Treatise on arithmetic

Shah Namah (1000 AD) (Persian)

Firdausi

Firdausi was a poet in the court of Mahmud Ghazni

National epic of Iran

Prithviraj Raso

Chand Bardai

Kitab ul Hind

Al Baruni

Padmavat

Malik Mohammad Jaisi

Haqait-i-Hindi

Wahid Belgrami (Sufi)

Mitakshara

Vijnaneshwar

Khaliq Bari

Amir Khusrau

Tuzk-i-Baburi

Babur

Hukumat-ri-Bahi

A 17th century Rajasthani work

Saints Et Al

Saints Et Al
Saints et al

Saint

Gorakhnath

Followers were called Nath-pantis

Used tantra. Spread over North India.

Shankara

9th century

Born in Kerala. Advaitavada. Vedanta. Upheld Vedas.

Ramanuja

11th century

Vishistadvaita. Followers: Vallabha, Ramananda

Bhakti Saints

Ravidas

From Punjab

Contemporary of Babur, Nanak

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Eastern India

Worshipped Krishna.

Vallabhacharya

C of Babur

Surdas

Contemporary of Akbar

Meera Bai

1498-1547

Kabir

During the time of Lodhis

Tulsidas

Vinaypattika, Dohavali, Kavitavali, Krishnavali

Akbar, Jahangir

Namdeo

Marathi/Punjabi

b. 1270

Dnyaneshwar

Marathi

1200s

Tukaram

Marathi

Jahangir, Shah Jahan

Ramananda

Prayag

Follower of Ramanuja

Sadhana

Was a butcher. Disciple of Ramananda

Nanak

b. 1469

Born in the village of Talwandi on the bank of river Ravi

Dadu

Gujarat

Non-sectarian

Ram Das

Maharashtra

Shaikh Ahmed Sirhindi

Sufi

Nashqbandi School. During times of Jahangir

Architecture

Architecture
Architecture

Style

Where?

Remarks

Nagara

North India and Deccans

By Rajputs

Tall curved spiral roof over the garbha griha

Khajuraho

[Visvanatha temple, Kandarya Mahadeo temple]

Orissa [Lingaraja temple, Sun temple, Jagannath temple]

Ibn Batuta – Moraccan traveller – visited during MBT’s time.

Gen Terms

  • Shrenis/sangha – trade guilds

  • Manigrama and Nandesi – merchant guilds

  • Tamralipti – was a major port in Bengal

  • Chahalgani – 40 Turkish chiefs during the time of Slave dynasty

  • Amir Khusrau – contemporary of Alauddin Khilji

  • Iqta – small estates (like zamindars)

  • Khuts and Muqaddams – landlords during the time of Alauddin Khilji

  • Diwan-i-arz – department of military. Headed by ariz-i-mamalik (he was not C-in-C of army)

  • Diwan-i-risalat dealt with religious matters (headed by chief Sadr – qazi)

  • Diwan-i-insha dealt with state correspondence

  • Barid – spy

  • Tauhid-i-Wajudi – Ibn-i-Arabi’s idea of Unity of Being.

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