Did Islam/Muslims destroy ancient Indian civilization?

Did Islam/Muslims destroy ancient Indian civilization?

  • Yes

    Votes: 14 45.2%
  • No

    Votes: 17 54.8%

  • Total voters
    31
Feb 2019
19
Laniakea Supercluster
#1
I want to know what you think. They obviously made an impact, which could be negative or positive depending on the person.
 

Bart Dale

Ad Honorem
Dec 2009
7,095
#2
Muslims may have greatly damaged native Indian civilization in the northern part of India, they did not destroy it in the southern part of India that remained Hindu.
 

kandal

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Aug 2015
2,608
USA
#3
Only a very small part of South India in the whole of India, remained free of Muslim rule, primarily the state of Kerala. Parts of it had short interludes from Haider and Tippu of Mysore though.

The Indian civilization that survived and preserved in that region was terrible, and was later called as the Madhouse of castes. Indian civilization, based on Vedic religious ideology, if it survived elsewhere without the Muslim invasions would have been equally terrible.

India civilization was wounded by Muslim invaders. The same with Aryan invaders too. A doubly wounded civilization.
 
Feb 2019
88
Mumbai
#4
It damaged Indian civilization but did not destroy it. Most of Indian civilization remained intact and very few (if any) customs were lost to time. The one area where it did actually destroy Indian civilization was modern day Khyber pakthunwa which was utterly ruined by Ghaznavids. Other area where Indian civilization was severely harmed was Kashmir. However apart from these 2 places, Indian civilzation was largely unchanged in rest of the subcontinent. Of course with the rise of islamic movements well after islamic invasions (inspired by likes of syed ahmed khan) you would see some very sharp changes in cultural practices on what is today pakistan.
 
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Feb 2019
62
Ariaca
#5
It damaged Indian civilization but did not destroy it. Most of Indian civilization remained intact and very few (if any) customs were lost to time. The one area where it did actually destroy Indian civilization was modern day Khyber pakthunwa which was utterly ruined by Ghaznavids. Other area where Indian civilization was severely harmed was Kashmir. However apart from these 2 places, Indian civilzation was largely unchanged in rest of the subcontinent. Of course with the rise of islamic movements well after islamic invasions (inspired by likes of syed ahmed khan) you would see some very sharp changes in cultural practices on what is today pakistan.
Who used to live there in kkhyber region during those time ?
 
Sep 2012
8,924
India
#8
Muslims may have greatly damaged native Indian civilization in the northern part of India, they did not destroy it in the southern part of India that remained Hindu.
Malik Kafur , a Hindu slave who had been castrated and served as the concubine of Allauddin Khilji , Sultan of Delhi,was put in charge of pillage and destruction of south India almost did his job. Luckily quite a few temples escaped destruction.
 
Sep 2012
8,924
India
#9
The task
It damaged Indian civilization but did not destroy it. Most of Indian civilization remained intact and very few (if any) customs were lost to time. The one area where it did actually destroy Indian civilization was modern day Khyber pakthunwa which was utterly ruined by Ghaznavids. Other area where Indian civilization was severely harmed was Kashmir. However apart from these 2 places, Indian civilzation was largely unchanged in rest of the subcontinent. Of course with the rise of islamic movements well after islamic invasions (inspired by likes of syed ahmed khan) you would see some very sharp changes in cultural practices on what is today pakistan.
The task of destruction of cultural monuments of ancient India in this KPK area of Pakistan was completed a few years ago when the Taliban ( friends of the USA army ) destroyed the statues of Buddha at Bamian.
 

robto

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Jun 2014
5,981
Lisbon, Portugal
#10
Muslims may have greatly damaged native Indian civilization in the northern part of India, they did not destroy it in the southern part of India that remained Hindu.
What you mean by remaining Hindu? South India holds a sizable Muslim and Christian minority as well.
You mean Hindu majority? North India still has a Hindu majority as well.
 

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