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By Anjana Motihar Chandra

India Condensed is a publication for somebody who wishes a short creation to India. background, philosophy, faith, language, literature, arts and tradition are all mentioned during this vigorous and available textual content. greater than a dry recitation of dates, names and occasions, the subjects lined diversity from tales and legends to present evidence and observations. millions of years of background, tradition and civilization are distilled into one convenient booklet for simple reference.

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Greek, Buddhist and Hindu art, culture, languages and symbols came together in an interesting fusion during this period, evident from excavated Indo-Greek coins and other archaeological remains. The Indo-Greeks vanished around 10 BC when the region was invaded by Central Asian tribes such as the Scythians, followed by the Yuezhis from China and the Parthians, who established their own kingdoms in the region. Indo-Scythian, Kushan and Indo-Parthian Kingdoms The Scythians, also known as Sakas, came to India from Central Asia in 10 BC in search of new territory after invading Bactria.

Along with his favourite wife, Nur Jahan, he patronised the arts and encouraged artists to create a unique Mughal style of miniature painting. Nur Jahan took charge of many of the palace affairs while Jahangir indulged in his pleasures, such as drinking arrack, a local alcoholic brew laced with opium. When Jahangir died in 1627, it was Nur Jahan’s son, Shah Jahan, who ascended the throne. Shah Jahan: the Emperor who Built The Taj Mahal (r. 1627–1658) Shah Jahan’s biggest legacy is the magnificent buildings he built, notably the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and the Red Fort.

Sultan Qutbud-din Aibak completed the first storey while the second, third and fourth storeys were completed by his successor and son-in-law, Iltutmish, in 1230. The Qutb Minar was damaged in 1368 when it was struck by lightning. The fallen top storey was replaced by two storeys, the fourth and the fifth, in 1370 by Feroz Shah Tughlaq (1351–1388). The Khilji Dynasty (1290–1320) Jalal-ud-din expanded the boundaries of his empire and was successful in suppressing the thuggees network of hoodlums engaged in murdering and robbing travellers in his kingdom during his six-year reign.

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