What was the impact of Islamic rule on Indian society?
The establishment of Islamic Rule in Delhi made a big impact on Indian society. Initially, Islam did not cause any social tension. Arab merchants, for instance, when they came and settled on the Kerala coast, married local women and led peaceful life. The situation changed when Islam became a state power. For a medieval ruler one way of asserting imperial authority was to demolish the place of worship of the enemies. Otherwise, Islam as a monotheistic religion had a positive impact on Indian society. It played a decisive role in the evolution of a composite culture.