Technology in medieval india irfan habib pdf

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Medieval India : The Story of a Civilization by Irfan Habib

The period spanning 600 AD to 1750 AD is perceived as the long phase of Indias transition from the ancient to the immediately pre-colonial times. The book tells the story of medieval India, a defining and eventful chapter in the making of its cultural and political history. It is a period marked by a multiplicity of states, spread of urbanisation, foreign invasions, growth of science and technology, achievements in literature and philosophy as well as consolidation of the subcontinent. Drawing upon primary materials, archival records, historical narratives and accounts of travellers and European commercial records, the book is an authoritative introduction to this era.

Irfan Habib (b. 1931) is widely regarded as one of the foremost historians of medieval India and of the Marxist school. Habibs work straddles diverse areas from historical geography to the impact of colonialism on India to exploring its medieval administrative and economic history. Among his notable books are The Agrarian System of Mughal India 1556-1707 and An Atlas of the Mughal Empire. He was Professor of History at the Aligarh Muslim University from 1969 to 1991. Habib was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2005 and conferred emeritus status by the AMU in 2007.
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Khas Mulakat with Irfan Habib - Indian History Congress, 2014

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Irfan Habib

A People's History of India 20: Technology in Medieval India, c. 650-1750

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This book covers the whole range of technology, from the tools and skills of ordinary men and women to the instruments of astronomers and the equipage and weaponry of war. Changes in technology are carefully traced and their consequences examined. Larger questions, such as those of constraints on technological development and the role of the social and economic environment, are also addressed. This volume, in line with the others of A People's History of India, gives several extracts from texts, containing significant information about specific aspects of pre-modern technology. There are special notes on technical terms, sources of the history of technology, the problem of invention versus diffusion, and the development of medieval technology outside India. It includes illustrations taken from medieval sculpture, painting and book-illustrations.

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