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978-0-8108-5503-8 • Hardback • April 2008 • $130.00 • (£100.00)
978-0-8108-6401-6 • eBook • April 2008 • $123.50 • (£95.00)
Iqtidar Alam Khan is a retired professor of history from Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India. He was the General President of the Indian History Congress' 59th session held at Bangalore in 1997.
This is a short reference work with slightly under five hundred entries, pertaining mainly to individuals but also to some cities, literary texts, dynasties, ethnic labels, official titles, and the like. In addition to the alphabetically arranged entries, it contains a nine-page chronology, an extensive but dated bibliography, and a surprisingly good introduction to the medieval period of Indian history, as defined as the years from 1000 to 1526....
The book has an excellent essay and an extensive bibliography.... a well-prepared dictionary and a good introduction to medieval India.... a good dictionary and an excellent addition to the historical literature and is highly recommended for all academicand public library collections....