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Chapter 1 Class 7 History - The Medieval World

What did Hindustan stand for in medieval times?

 

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  • Hindustan stood for different things for different people , depending on their perspective, motive, and experience.

  • In the thirteenth century Minhaj - i - Siraj used the term ‘Hindustan. He meant the areas of Punjab, Haryana and the lands between the Ganga and Yamuna.

  • Some medieval scholars used it to mean the lands under the Delhi Sultanate.

  • The Mughal emperor Babur used it to describe the geography and natural vegetation of the subcontinent.

  • In the nineteenth century, during the British Raj , Hindustan became synonymous with India.
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