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List of Provincial Kingdoms before and after the Sultanate period

Feb 26, 2018
The downfall of the Gupta Empire in the middle of the 6th century laid the foundation of internecine struggle between a numbers of dynasties. This was the only reason for the rise of Muslims invader as a ruler. In this article we have covered the list of provincial kingdoms, names of rulers and their capitals, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of the Great Mughal Emperors of India

Feb 2, 2018
The Mughal Empire was founded by Babur who was descended of the Timur from the father's side and Genghis Khan from the mother's side. Here is the list of the Great Mughal Emperors of India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Important works of Mughal Emperor Akbar

Feb 2, 2018
Akbar was one of the mighty and powerful rulers of the Mughal dynasty. He was known for remunerating ability, devotion, and judgment, paying little mind to the ethnic foundation or religious practice. Here, we are giving a brief note on the important works of Akbar that made him great which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

Comparison between the Administration of Alauddin Khalji and Muhammad Tughlaq

Dec 20, 2017
The Administration of Delhi Sultanate was largely influenced by their religion. Here, we are giving the brief story of the comparison between two personalities of Delhi Sultanate- Muhammad bin Tughlaq will forever be remembered for the wild swings in policy, whereas Alauddin Khilji’s administrative measures made him most powerful ruler of the Delhi Sultanate.

Administration of Sher Shah Suri: A detailed Summary

Dec 14, 2017
Sher Shah Suri was benevolent ruler and was one of the greatest administrators of medieval India. He introduced many reforms and on that basis Akbar built a superstructure of Mughal administration. Here, we are giving the summary of the administration of Sher Shah Suri, which can be used as revision capsule by the aspirants of different competitive exams.

The Sur Empire

Dec 13, 2017
The first half of the 16th century  AD witnessed the Afghan- Mughal contest for power in the Sub-continent. After defeating Humayun, Sher Shah Suri emerged as a powerful Pashtun Afghan ruler and established the Sur Empire. The Empire’s strength lay in the great administrative capacity and reforms of the ruler, aimed at the benefit of people. The Empire boasts of extremely well thought of governmental systems and policies as well as great architectural marvels.

Chola Dynasty | List of Chola Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Chola Dynasty was the greatest among all the south Indian dynasties. They ruled beyond the sea like Maldives Islands and Sri Lanka which shows that they had very efficient as well as huge naval power. Here, we are giving the list of Chola Rulers and their contribution for general awareness.

Chera Dynasty | List of Chera Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Chera Dynasty was one of the three major Kingdoms of Tamilkam and ruled over the present-day state of Kerala and to a lesser extent, parts of Tamil Nadu in South India. The word Chera probably derived from Cheral, meaning "declivity of a mountain" in ancient Tamil. They were also known as ‘Keraputras’ and their kingdom was situated to the west and north of the Pandya kingdom. Here, we are giving the list of Chera Rulers and their contributions for general awareness.

Pala Dynasty |List of Pala Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Pala Dynasty, which originated in the region of Bengal as an imperial power during the Late Classical period on the Indian subcontinent. The dynasty was named after its ruling dynasty, whose rulers bore names ending with the suffix of Palau, which meant "protector". They were followers of the Mahayana and Tantric schools of Buddhism. They were insightful diplomats and military conquerors. Their army was equipped with war elephant cavalry. Here, we are giving the list of Pala Rulers and their contributions for general awareness.

Chalukya Dynasty| List of Chalukya Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Chalukya Dynasty was one of the powerful dynasties of southern and central India between the 6th and the 12th century AD. The rule of this dynasty is marked an important milestone in the history of South India and a golden age in the history of Karnataka. Here, we are giving the list of Chalukya Rulers and their contribution for general awareness.

Kakatiya Dynasty|List of Kakatiya Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Kakatiya dynasty was the famous dynasty of Telugu region or Andhra region. Earlier, the rulers like Betaraja I, Prolaraja I, Betaraja II and Durgaraja were the feudatories of the Western Chalukyas of Kalyana. It was Prola II, who established Kakatiya Dynasty as a sovereign dynasty. Here, we are giving the list of Kakatiya Rulers and their contributions for general awareness.

Hoysala Dynasty| List of Hoysala Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Hoysala Dynasty was the prominent dynasty of the Kannadiga region (which is now Karnataka, India) who ruled between 10th to 14th centuries AD. Belur was their capital city which was later moved to Halebidu. Here, we are giving the brief account on the Hoysala rulers and their contributions.

The History of the Indian Currency Notes and its Evolution

Nov 30, 2017
The origin of the word “Rupee” is from Sanskrit word Rupya which means shaped, stamped, impressed, coin and also from the Sanskrit word “raupya” which means silver. There was a long history of struggle, exploration and wealth which can be traced back to the ancient India of the 6th Century BC regarding rupee. The Paper Currency Act of 1861 gave the Government the monopoly of note issued throughout the vast expanse of British India.

List of Sufi Saints and their Contribution

Nov 8, 2017
The Sufi Movement was a movement to establish a religion of intense devotion, love as its passion; poetry, song and dance, worship and passing away from God as ideal” rather than namaz, hajj and celibacy. Here, we are giving the list of Sufi Saints and their Contribution for general awareness.

List of Administrative Departments under the Mughal Empire

Oct 31, 2017
The administrative structure of the Mughal Empire was centralised based on military power. The Mughal emperors accepted two primary duties for themselves, Jahanbani (protection of the state) and Jahangiri (extension of the empire). Here, we are giving the list of Administrative Departments under the Mughal Empire for general awareness.

List of Officers in Mughal Administration

Oct 30, 2017
The Mughal ruled for around 200 years. The Mughal Rulers built an empire and laid the foundations of administration upon which the British built further. There were 15 suba at the end of Akbar reign, which later increased to 20 under Aurangzeb. Here, we are giving the list of officers in Mughal Administration for general awareness.

List of Temples Built during the Chola Period

Oct 26, 2017
The Chola rulers were not only mighty conquerors and great administrators, but also great builders. They were great patrons of art; during their reign, the most magnificent temples and exquisite bronze icons were created in South India. These temples of Southern India represent an outstanding creative achievement in the architectural conception of the pure form of the Dravida type of temple which are now known as the "Great Living Chola Temples".Here, we are giving the list of temples built during the Chola Period for general awareness.

List of Temples Built during Vijayanagara Empire

Oct 24, 2017
The Vijaynagara Kingdom was founded by Harihar I and Bukka I (Son of Sangama) in 1336 AD. This Kingdom was ruled by four dynasties- Sangama, Saluva, Taluva and Aravidu. Most of the king followed Vaishnavism. Here, we are giving the list of Temples Built during the Vijaynagara Empire for general awareness.

Mansabdari System in Mughal Administration

Sep 14, 2017
The Mansabdari System was introduced by Mughal emperor Akbar as new administrative machinery and revenue system. The term mansab literally means position, status or rank, but in context of the structure of the Mughal administration it indicated the rank of mansabdar- that is holder of mansab - in the official hierarchy. Here, we are giving complete information on how the mechanism of the Mansabdari System used in Mughal Administration.

Akbar The Great

Aug 16, 2017
The advent of the Mughal rule in India bought in rich culture and ethical changes. The history of Akbar dates down to the 16th century AD. He ruled India from 1556 to 1605 AD. He was the son of Humayun, who ruled over India for 26 years. In large the Mughals surely came to annex India under Babur, but they were unlike other cruel rulers who plundered India. The Mughals In fact helped India to flourish under their kingship.

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