International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | History | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022 | Rating: 5.2 / 10


Structural Changes in the Baolis of Delhi as Reflecting Shifts in the Political Land Scape of the Delhi Sultanate

Yuvaan M. Bery | Dr. Yaaminey Mubayi


Abstract: Baolis (stepwells) underwent several structural changes during rule of the Delhi Sultanate from 1206 ? 1526 C. E. to ensure easier access to water and more efficient storage facilities. As agrarian society assumed a more feudal model, the few who controlled the land also controlled its scarce resources, including water. Through the investigation, I will be considering whether the changes in the baolis of Delhi were a reflection or a result of the political changes of the time, as well as the degree to which these changes impacted the political landscape of the Delhi Sultanate.


Keywords: Medieval India, Historic waterworks, Structural changes, Baolis, Delhi, State formation, Political consolidation, Delhi Sultanate, Political landscape


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,


Pages: 1449 - 1452


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