Region and Empire

A Museum Visit!

During his summer vacation, Abhishek and his dad planned to visit a museum.

Abhishek was very excited as it was his first visit. They reached museum by their car.

As they entered, they saw many antiques of different periods.

Abhishek stopped in front of an book and asked his father, “Dad, What is this?”

His father noticed and said, “Oh! This is Sanskrit prashashti manuscript.”

Abhishek said, “Prashasti! What does it mean?”

Sanskrit Prashashti

His father replied, “Prashashti means praise and this manuscript praises Ghiyasuddin Balban.”

Balban ruled the vast empire stretched from Bengal to Ghazni in Afghanistan and South India as well.

The people from different regions fled before Balban’s armies.

The region, as well as the empire, changed after the downfall of the Delhi Sultanate.

Region and Empire

In the 18th century, the Mughal Empire declined and gave opportunity to the regional states to rise again.

The years of imperial, pan-regional rule had changed the character of the region.

Across most of the subcontinent, the regions were left with the legacies of the big and small states that had ruled over them.

The regions experience the effects of regional forces of integration without losing their uniqueness.

Abhishek understood that the regions and empire have changed over time.

Revision

Prashashti means praise and the Sanskrit prashashti manuscript praises the Delhi sultan Ghiyasuddin Balban.

The vast empire of Balban stretched from Bengal to Ghazni in Afghanistan and South India.

Mughal empire declined and gave opportunity to the regional states to rise again.

Across most of the subcontinent, the regions were left with the legacies of the big and small states that had ruled over them.

The End