This book deals with, in an outline form, the main battles of medieval India. Ten battles in part I are covered in detail, while in part II a general review of the more important battles fought by the Mughals, the Rajputs, the Marathas and the forces of East India company has been done. Chapters on the Sikh and Gurkha wars brings the story of Indian medieval battles to its logical end. Chapters on guerilla warfare and the principles of war as applied to medieval battles, add to the value of the book.
By including a Chronology of Events and battles and the Genealogies of the principal dynasties, the book assumes the character of a reference work which is bound to prove valuable to the students of history and defense studies. The officers of the Armed forces have to study military history as a part of their training and this book promeses to be of considerable value to them.
A remarkable fact that comes out from these pages is the bravery and devotion to duty of the Indian soldier. Fighting under different flags, in adverse circumstances, often foresaken by his leaders, the Indian soldiers of medieval India set a tradition of valour unsurpassed anywhere in the world and which survives to this day. This book attempts to do so, firm in the belief that the Indian soldier of today, seeped in traditions of bravery and loyalty, is ever ready to defend the freedom and integrity of India.