Vol. 2, Issue 9 (2016)
Haryana under the Delhi sultans in medieval times
Author(s): Vivek Pathak
Abstract: In the medieval times, great change took place owing to the coming of the Muslims. Although the Muslims touched Haryana in the tenth century for the first times, their real soico-relgious impact came to be felt in a substantial manner in the beginning of the thirteenth century when Qutb-ud-din Aibak established Turkish Empire over here 1206. A New revolutionary religion, Islam, created a stir in the extant social system. As a result, the Haryana society, as it happened elsewhere, was divided into two vertical socio-religious – Hindus and Muslims. But that was not all. A large number of Hindus, in due course of time, embraced the new faith which divided the Muslim populace horizontally, for the new converts changed their religion, but retained their jatis.