About Us

Hi I am Anjana, a passionate history enthusiast. I long to travel back in time and uncover the secrets of a bygone era - the Indus Valley civilization.

I witness centuries-old events unfold before me - I can hear the debates in Akbar's Ibadat Khana..... I had been there when Dara Shukoh was captured and brought before Aurangzeb..... I can hear the violent thunderstorm that occurred the evening of Tipu Sultan's funeral as if it was his last roar..... I can see copper coins lying in heaps at Tughlaqabad...... I can hear the sounds of Rani Durgavati's royal drums, summoning the spirits of her warriors..... I can see Rama Raya shouting Garuda! Garuda! as he charges his foes at Raksas-Tagdi.....I can hear the trumpeting of Hemu's war elephants at Panipat.....

When I first began this blog in 2013, it came as a surprise to me that much of the information we find online and in books isn't always backed by facts, but instead shrouded with fictional tales given false historical context. With no background history to draw on myself, it took me time and effort to be able discern fact from fiction and identify authentic historians. 

I would like to draw attention to a statement made by Kaviraj Syamaldas, which highlights the contrasting approaches of the Muhammadans and Hindus towards recording history. According to Syamaldas, the Muhammadans had a well-established system of documenting historical events, while the Hindus lacked such a system. The only semblance of historical documentation in Hindu culture was limited to genealogies and exaggerated poems of the times, as recorded in the books of the bards. 

About the Website

The history of India is extensive and varied, spanning thousands of years from the Indus Valley Civilization to the Mughal Empire to British colonial rule.

www.notesonindianhistory.com primarily features articles on the medieval history of India. We refer to numerous books and articles on the same subject while crafting our posts. Our team of experts meticulously researches and analyzes various sources to provide our readers with accurate and insightful information about Indian history.

Please let us know your valuable suggestions and feedback about this blog through the comment form below. You can also mail us at: notesonindianhistory@gmail.com.

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  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

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

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

  3. While searching for information about Rev C. F. Schwartz, I came across your blog. I appreciate the articles you have written about Hyder and Tipu.

  4. I am sorry to say but facts are Sher Shah, Hemu were opportunists or incidental kings as they took advantage of weakness and grabbed power without ever fighting the strength of an equal force. I admire and others too should ponder and believe that the all time greatest, warriors, who literally lived in the rugged battle fields unlike others sacrificing the plush lives of grand palaces despite already inheriting kingdoms, immense wealth, were, but chose struggle, reach new frontiers, establishing harmonious administration —

    1) Allaudin Khilji, 2) Babur the Great,
    3) Alamgir Aurangzeb,
    4) Ahmed Shah Abdali.
    Many would not agree but the fact will remain forever these 4 among the few had the raw courage they possessed, Military Strategy,

    1. All these are genocidal Jihadists, Turko-Persian Sultans who colonized India. The endemic pyschopathy in call their genocidal regimes "Harmonious". Opportunist is Babur and Ahmed Shah Abdali.

  5. Yes, the misteries of history fascinates me too..

  6. Anjanaji,its fascinating to read history which changes the outlook of socity either positively or negative,
    In my view As common lay man trust its doctor, religious person trust maulvi priest, pandit ,
    Anything written as history must be scientifically ( All three principal of science ) must must be used. History is history not good not bad but it must be authentic.
    Its affect psychi of society which have repercussion on harmony .But created or customised history
    Must be avoided.

  7. Very nice I am also blogers intereste in Writing Articles

  8. Excellent photos of Tippu sultan, great photos, thanks for your efforts

  9. History or Marxist-Jihadist Mythology? Isn't it tad surprising that your "History" of India descriptions are dominated by fawning over Turko-Persian Sultanates and ofcourse Tipu Sultan. That your Historical timeline includes the "Mughal Empire" but not the Maratha Empire and the Vijayanagara Empire before the British despite the Brits gaining power from the Marathas not the vanquished Mughals. It isn't then surprising that you regurgitate disinformative fallacies and lies on Tipu Sultan, reduce the emperors of VIjayanagara to merely KIngs and conflate the deliberate quasi-religious denial and refusal of critical primary sources by your "reliable historians" with information on the internet and in books having no evidence. Which is actually the case with Mughal empire being in anyway Indian or Tipu Sultan contrary to his own court records and contemporary muslim sources being a "Freedom Fighter".