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

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Books

Books
BookAuthorRemark
Brihatkatha-koshHarisena(9th-12th century)
Rajtarangini (Sanskrit)KalhanaAbout the kings of Kashmir
LilavatiBhaskara II (also wrote Siddhanta Shiromani)Treatise on arithmetic
Shah Namah (1000 AD) (Persian)FirdausiFirdausi was a poet in the court of Mahmud Ghazni

National epic of Iran

Prithviraj RasoChand Bardai
Kitab ul HindAl Baruni
PadmavatMalik Mohammad Jaisi
Haqait-i-HindiWahid Belgrami (Sufi)
MitaksharaVijnaneshwar
Khaliq BariAmir Khusrau
Tuzk-i-BaburiBabur
Hukumat-ri-BahiA 17th century Rajasthani work

Saints Et Al

Saints Et Al
Saint
GorakhnathFollowers were called Nath-pantisUsed tantra. Spread over North India.
Shankara9th centuryBorn in Kerala. Advaitavada. Vedanta. Upheld Vedas.
Ramanuja11th centuryVishistadvaita. Followers: Vallabha, Ramananda
Bhakti Saints
RavidasFrom PunjabContemporary of Babur, Nanak
Chaitanya MahaprabhuEastern IndiaWorshipped Krishna.
VallabhacharyaC of Babur
SurdasContemporary of Akbar
Meera Bai1498 - 1547
KabirDuring the time of Lodhis
TulsidasVinaypattika, Dohavali, Kavitavali, KrishnavaliAkbar, Jahangir
NamdeoMarathi/Punjabib. 1270
DnyaneshwarMarathi1200s
TukaramMarathiJahangir, Shah Jahan
RamanandaPrayagFollower of Ramanuja
SadhanaWas a butcher. Disciple of Ramananda
Nanakb. 1469Born in the village of Talwandi on the bank of river Ravi
DaduGujaratNon-sectarian
Ram DasMaharashtra
Shaikh Ahmed SirhindiSufiNashqbandi School. During times of Jahangir

Architecture

Architecture
StyleWhere?Remarks
NagaraNorth India and DeccansBy 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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