Historians divided history into ancient, medieval and modern period. What is the problem with this periodisation?
Historians have divided Indian history into ‘ancient’, ‘medieval’ and ‘modern’. This division has its problems. It is a periodisation that is borrowed from the West where the modern period was associated with the growth of all the forces of modernity – science, reason, democracy, liberty and equality. Medieval was a term used to describe a society where these features of modern society did not exist.
It is unacceptable because this characterisation of the modern period did not have equality, freedom or liberty. Nor was the period one of economic growth and progress.
The problem is
Time period of Indian and European history are different as when industrial revolution started in europe it was modern period and at the same time mughals were ruling india so for india that particular time was medieval period. Hence time period is not exactly correct