About Me

In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate!
Persian translation: Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Hey there! Welcome to my blog www.notesonindianhistory.com, a blog on medieval Indian history.


It is interesting to read the history of India, especially, the period which starts from the Indus Valley civilization to the Indian Independence on August 15, 1947.

All posts in this blog are based on historical manuscripts and you can find references at the end of each post. I hope history lovers and students find them useful.

Posts in this blog are not inclined towards any particular religion.

Some Facts in Indian history:
  • Maryam Zamani also pronounced Mariam Zamani or Mariam-uz-Zamani is not the name of Jahangir's mother, but the title given to Jahangir's mother.

  • Jagat Gosaine, daughter of Motaraja Udai Singh of Jodhpur, better known as Jodh Bai, was the wife of Jahangir and mother of Shah Jahan.

  • Akbar had no Navratnas in his court.

  • The last Hindu ruler of Delhi was Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya better known as Hemu and not Prithviraj Chauhan.

  • There were only two battles in history between Prithviraj Chauhan and Muhammad Ghori. And Ghori was not killed by Prithviraj Chauhan.

  • Slave dynasty is a misnomer for the first Muslim dynasty of Delhi.

  • Love story of Bajirao Peshwa and the Muslim lady named Mastani is a fact.

  • Taj Mahal was originally the palace of Raja Man Singh which was then in possession of his grand son Raja Jai Singh.

  • Ala-ud-din Khilji had invaded Chittor not for getting possession of its queen Rani Padmini. This story appears to be copied from Muhammad Jayasi's fictional poem Padmavat. It was with the Gujarati queen Kamla Devi, that Ala-ud-din fell in love.

  • Mughals were definitely foreigners. Babur quotes in his Memoirs, "from the time of the blessed Prophet down to the present time, three FOREIGN kings had subdued the country and acquired the sovereignty of Hindustan. One of these was Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni. The second was Sultan Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Ghori. I am the third".

  • Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque was originally a temple. It is clearly mentioned in one of the inscriptions on the Quwwat-ul-Islam that 'the materials of 27 temples were used in the construction of this mosque'.

  • Though the battle of Haldighati was between Akbar the Great and Maharana Pratap, it was Raja Man Singh who fought from Akbar's side.

  • Akbar preferred his grandson Khusrau (Jahangir's son) over his son Jahangir to succeed him.

  • Tipu Sultan was the most powerful enemy of the British in India.
Please let me know your valuable suggestions and feedback about this blog through the comment form below. Or you can contact me at: notesonindianhistory@gmail.com.

Comments

  1. I am really happy that I came across your site because I love medieval Indian history.
    Ending with warmest regards.

    (Mrs) Padma Mohan Kumar

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    1. Glad you find it helpful. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. You might also like this youtube channel i found just now on history! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjlIJPm3puc

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