The book in hand proposes to fill the gap for students, researchers and teachers alike who need certain writings but are never able to lay their hands on them or find it extremely difficult to source them. A teacher feels his attempt to educate the student frustrated if he is not able to make the writings available to students. What has been often labeled as medieval or Mughal period in Indian history seems to be running out of steam, and arguments. While the British colonial and nationalist historians invented a suitable imperial periodization of Hindu, Muslim and British periods in Indian history roughly coinciding with what was later called ancient, medieval and modern. It was always debatable as to what defined and constituted as medieval.
About the Author:
Nirmal Kumar teaches history at Sri Venkateswara College of University of Delhi and has worked on 18th century Rajasthan and Hindi films. His book Filming the Line of Control: Indo-Pakistan Relationship Through the Cinematic lens was published with Routledge in 2008 and his another book of interviews
of younger film makers is in press. His book on Medieval Delhi is also in press. He lives in Delhi with his wife and two children.