Medieval India is the phase of the Indian subcontinent between the ancient period and the modern period. This phase can be related to the time period between the 6th century and 16th century.
History is one of the most important subjects for the IAS Exam. Indian History for the Civil Services Exam is a very vast subject covering the following topics:
- Ancient Indian History
- Medieval Indian History
- Modern Indian History
The UPSC Syllabus covers history in both Prelims and Mains. The Medieval Indian History topics are closely related to Heritage and Culture, particularly when studying History for IAS. The following are the important topics to study from Medieval History of India:
- North Indian Kingdoms
- Kingdoms of the Deccan
- Delhi Sultanate
- Islamic Kingdoms in India
- Vijayanagara Empire
- Bhakti and Other Cultural & Religious Movements
- Mughal and Sur rule and the Arrival of Europeans
Practise previous years’ Medieval History Questions of UPSC Prelims in the linked article. The past years’ questions’ compilation will help candidates revise important topics during the last leg of preparation.
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Medieval History of India Notes
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The most important study material for Medieval History for UPSC is NCERT Books. Aspirants should read History from NCERT Books for UPSC to prepare for the IAS Exam. Taking notes is an efficient way to organise your study material for revision. Though taking notes is advisable, UPSC Candidates often find it difficult to find the right topics to focus on or may not have the time or resources at hand to take efficient notes. With this in mind, we at BYJU’S have developed a compilation of NCERT Notes for UPSC. This page compiles all the NCERT Notes for Medieval Indian History for UPSC for ease of use by IAS aspirants.
These notes cover all the major Medieval History Topics for IAS. Candidates should use these notes along with NCERT Books for UPSC to cover the complete UPSC Syllabus for Medieval India.
Studying Medieval Indian History requires a thorough understanding of the chronology of events. Based on this foundation, aspirants should build up knowledge on various aspects of history such as economic history, administrative history and cultural impact of historical events apart from political history. This becomes even more important while studying Medieval Indian History as events and economic systems from the medieval period still influence many cultural and economic patterns today and also build a base on which to study Modern Indian History.
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