Medieval India refers to the Middle Ages i.e. 8th to 18th century CE in the Indian subcontinent. It is divided into two periods: The 'early medieval period' which lasted from the 8th to the 13th century and the 'late medieval period' which lasted from the 13th to the 18th century in some definitions, though many end the period with the start of the Mughal Empire in 1526. It includes:
- Hoysala Empire a prominent South Indian Kannadiga empire that ruled most of the modern day state of Karnataka between the 10th and the 14th centuries. The capital of the Hoysalas was initially located at Belur but was later moved to Halebidu.
- Kakatiya Kingdom a Telugu dynasty that ruled most of current day Andhra Pradesh, India from 1083 CE to 1323 CE
- Trigarta Kingdom a kingdom mentioned in the epic Mahabharata.
- Delhi Sultanate is a term used to cover five short-lived dynasties
- Mughal Empire was an imperial power in the Indian subcontinent from about 1526 to 1757 (though it lingered for another century).
- Ahom Kingdom was a kingdom in the Brahmaputra valley in Assam, India
- Reddy Kingdom was established in southern India by Prolaya Vema Reddy.
- Vijayanagara Empire was an empire based in South India, in the Deccan Plateau region.
- Gajapati Kingdom was a medieval Hindu dynasty that ruled over Kalinga (the present day Orissa)
- Deccan Sultanates were five Muslim-ruled late medieval kingdoms
- Sikh Empire was a major power in the Indian subcontinent, which arose under the leadership of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
The Rajput period was an era of chivalry and feudalism. The Rajputs weakened each other by constant fighting. This allowed the foreigners (Turks) to embark on victorious campaigns against Rajputs.
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