Author: Stanley Lahe-Poole
Publisher: LP Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185557950
An interesting narrative which begins when the immemorial systems, rule, and customs of ancient India were invaded, subdued, and modified by a succession of foreign conquerors who imposed a new rule and introduced an exotic creed, strange languages and a foreign art.
These conquerors were Muslims, and with the arrival of the Turks under Mahmud the Iconoclast at the beginning of the eleventh century, India entered upon her Middle age. From that epoch for nearly eight hundred years, her history is grouped round the Mohammedan rulers who gradually brought under their control nearly the whole country from the Himalayas to the Krishna river.
The period ends when one of the last of these rulers, oppressed by the revival of Hindu ascendancy, placed himself under English protection, and Modern India came into being. The book is a revelation of Indian life as seen through the eyes of the Persian court annalists.