What was the importance of the second battle of Tarain? – Answered

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How was Islam first introduced in India? When did the first Muslim conquest in India take place? Who was defeated in the second battle of Tarain? What was the importance of the second battle of Tarain? – Answered

Islam in India:

It was through the Arab traders that Islam was first introduced to the people of the Malabar Coast of India, that is to say the coastal regions of Maharashtra and Kerala.

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First Muslime Conquest:

In India the first Muslim conquest was at Sind. This conquest was made by Muhammad bin Quasim in 712 AD.

Second Battle of Tarain:

Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated by Muizuddin in the second battle of Tarain (1192).

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Importance:

Second battle of Tarain (1192) is regarded as one of the turning points of Indian history.

In the first place, the Muslim occupation in India as a result of the victory of Muhammad Ghori in the second battle of Tarain could never be wiped out in future.

Secondly, the second battle of Tarain showed clearly the political and military weaknesses of the Indian princes. Disunity among the Indian princes in the face of foreign aggression cost them very dearly.

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Thirdly, the second battle of Tarain demonstrated that the Muslim invaders were far superior to the Indian army in military skill and weapons.

Fourthly, the second battle of Tarain paved the way for further military conquests in India by the Muslims. Between 1192 and 1206 the Turkish rule had extended over the Gangetic plains of Bihar and Bengal.

Fifthly, the battle paved the way for foundation of the Muslim rule in India.

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