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Medieval India

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British Rule

- Taken Over By Force In 1858, British Crown rule was established in India. It was the end of a century old rule of East India Company. The life and death resistance that preceded this formalisation of British control lasted... (Continue reading)

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British Rule – Taken Over By Force

The presence Britishers in India dates back to the early 17th century. The East India Company was chartered by Queen Elizabeth on December 31, 1600 to develop commerce and trade with the East Indies. The main motive of the English... (Continue reading)

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East India Trading Company

The East India trading Company also known as East India Company was formed to pursue trade with the Southeast Asian countries but it ended up trading with India and china. It was one of the oldest, richest and most powerful... (Continue reading)

British East India Company

British East India Company – Governor And Company Of Merchants Of London Trading Into The East Indies British east India Company 1600-1874, was a trading company chartered by queen Elizabeth 1 on December 31 1600 to develop trade and commerce... (Continue reading)

Sikhs, Afghans And Baluchis Annex

The Sikh state existed between 1799 and 1849. The state had many independent Punjabi Sikh Misls which were ruled by the Misldars. All the Misldars were noble men with long and prestigious histories. The Sikh empire showed signs of its... (Continue reading)

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Rajputana Kingdoms

Before 1949, the present day Rajasthan was known as Rajputana and Rajwar. Rajputana means the country of Rajputs or the abode of Rajas. In terms of area, it is the largest state. The western part of India was ruled by... (Continue reading)

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Vijayanagara Empire

There are two different theories regarding the origin of Vijayanagara Empire. According to the first theory, the founders of the empire were Telugu Kuruba people related to the Kakatiya kingdom who took control of the declining Hoysala Empire. The second... (Continue reading)

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The Maratha Empire

The Maratha Empire existed from 1674 to 1818. It reined most of the South Asian territories during its peak time. In 1674, the independent Maratha Kingdom was founded by King Shivaji Raje Bhosale. He was the only king in India... (Continue reading)

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Mughal Empire – The Reign Of Shah Jahan And Aurangzeb

The Mughal Empire was the period when arts, literature and knowledge cherished in India. The period 1526 to 1707 is nearly a century, was ruled by the Mughal emperors and they connected various regions under their empire and formed the... (Continue reading)

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The Mughal Empire – Under The Rule Of Akbar And Jahangir

After the emergence of the Mughal Empire, both the initial rulers played important position in determining and skillfully managing the whole empire. As a successor to Humayun, Akbar entered into the throne. Akbar is the famous celebrity among the emperors... (Continue reading)

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