This blog is about the important dates in Indian medieval history
Important Dates Indian Medieval History
Last Updated On: 14 August 2023
Indian medieval history covers a vast period from the 6th century to the 18th century and includes various dynasties, kingdoms, and significant events. Here are some important dates related to Indian medieval history:
606 CE: Harsha Vardhana becomes the ruler of the Northern Indian kingdom after defeating the king of Thanesar.
712 CE: Arab general Muhammad bin Qasim captures Sindh, marking the beginning of Arab rule in parts of the Indian subcontinent.
1206 CE: The Delhi Sultanate is established by Qutb-ud-din Aibak after the defeat of the last Chahamana (Chauhan) ruler Prithviraj Chauhan.
1336 CE: The Vijayanagara Empire is founded by Harihara I and his brother Bukka Raya I in the Deccan region.
1526 CE: The first Battle of Panipat takes place, leading to the establishment of the Mughal Empire in India by Babur.
1556 CE: The Second Battle of Panipat occurs, resulting in the defeat of Hemu, the Prime Minister of Delhi, by the Mughal emperor Akbar.
1592-1594 CE: The Mughal prince Salim (later known as Jahangir) rebels against his father Akbar, which is known as the Revolt of Prince Salim.
1600 CE: The British East India Company is established in India, marking the beginning of British influence in the region.
1658 CE: Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor known for building the Taj Mahal, is imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb in the Agra Fort.
1707 CE: The death of Aurangzeb marks the beginning of the decline of the Mughal Empire.
1739 CE: Nadir Shah, the ruler of Persia, sacks Delhi and loots the city, leading to a significant decline of the Mughal Empire.
1757 CE: The Battle of Plassey takes place, and the British East India Company gains control over Bengal, marking the beginning of British colonial rule in India.
These dates represent only a fraction of the events and developments that occurred during the medieval period of Indian history. The era was marked by a diverse range of political, cultural, and social changes that continue to influence India's heritage today.