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Lalla Arifa – Poetry – Medieval India

By |2017-07-20T17:36:28+00:00July 20th, 2017|India, Literature|

Spinning thread in the garden (1400s AD) Lalla Arifa lived in the 1300s AD, in Kashmir, in northern India, where most people were Muslims and lived under the rule of the Delhi Sultanate. When Lalla Arifa was twelve years old, her family arranged for her to marry a Brahman, a rich man. At that time (and still [...]

Mongols invade India – history of India

By |2018-04-18T23:56:00+00:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|

Mongke Khan Starting in the 400s AD, Turkic and Mongol people had been expanding out of the northern part of Central Asia. They spread all over Europe and Asia. The Huns came first, then the Avars, the Ghaznavids, and the Seljuks. About 1000 AD, the Turkish Ghaznavids invaded northern India from what is now Afghanistan. India was so rich that the Ghaznavids [...]

History of India – Early South Asia

By |2017-07-20T11:54:00+00:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|

Clay figurines from Mehrgahr India was one of the first places people came to after they left Africa. They travelled along the coast around the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf. The first people probably arrived in India about 50,000 BC. They probably lived along the coast, and used small boats. They ate a lot of fish and shellfish, like [...]

Delhi Sultanate in India

By |2018-09-13T11:20:39+00:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|

Muhammed Ghor, who started the Delhi Sultanate The Mamluks conquer northern India Around 1100 AD, with the Ghaznavids out of the picture, the Mamluks who had already conquered Iran and what is now Pakistan succeeded in conquering the rest of northern India as well, uniting a rich kingdom that was the center of the Silk Road. Wait who were the Ghaznavids? The Delhi [...]

Delhi Sultanate mosques – Indian architecture

By |2017-07-19T16:34:55+00:00July 19th, 2017|Architecture, India|

Quwat ul-Islam, Delhi, 1196 AD Beginning about 1100 AD, invaders from the Abbasid Empire conquered most of northern India. These invaders were Muslims, and they needed mosques to pray in. So they got Indian builders to build them a lot of new mosques - big ones, to show how powerful and rich the new conquerors were. They built the earliest [...]