This is the Hindi version of Cultural History of Medieval India publishedby Social Science Press. The book caters to the concurrent courses syllabus of history of the Delhi University. This is the last in the series of three books for concurrent courses of History of Delhi University-- Dilli : Pracheen Itihas by Upinder Singh and Adhunik Bharat Ka Sanskritik Itihas by Dilip Menon published by Orient Blackswan.
The readings have been edited and put together by the eminent historian for their students. This anthology of readings seeks to explore Indian culture in the medieval period through five themes: Kingship traditions, social processes of religious devotion, inter-cultural perception, forms of identities and aesthetics. Written by well-known scholars, the ten essays in this book present sub cultures in diverse regional settings of the subcontinent. These readings introduce a new way of understanding medieval Indian history by engaging with interdisciplinary methods of research on issues that are significant to everyday existence in a plural society like that of India. Cultural histories need to establish a correlation between the readings of text and its multi-layered historical perspectives that include political and economic context as well. The essays in the book seeks to establish such interconnections between text and history.