Prithviraj Raso, an epic sonnet composed by Chand Bardai (1149 – c. 1200), is considered as one of the principal works throughout the entire existence of Hindi writing. Chand Bardai was a court artist of Prithviraj Chauhan, the renowned leader of Delhi and Ajmer during the intrusion of Muhammad of Ghor.
Jayachandra, the last leader of Kannauj gave more support to Sanskrit instead of neighborhood tongues. Harsha, the creator of Naishdhiya Charitra, was his court writer. Jagnayak (here and there Jagnik), the regal artist in Mahoba, and Nalha, the regal artist in Ajmer, were the other noticeable scholarly figures in this period. Notwithstanding, after Prithviraj Chauhan's loss in the Second Battle of Tarain, most artistic works having a place with this period were annihilated by the multitude of Muhammad of Ghor. Not very many sacred writings and compositions from this period are accessible and their validity is additionally questioned.
Some Siddha and Nathpanthi poetical works having a place with this period are additionally found, yet their validity is once more, questioned. The Siddhas had a place with the Vajrayana, a later Buddhist organization. A few researchers contend that the language of Siddha verse is certifiably not a prior type of Hindi, yet Magadhi Prakrit. Nathpanthis were yogis who rehearsed the Hatha yoga. Some Jain and Rasau (courageous artists) verse works are likewise accessible from this period.
In the Deccan area in South India, Dakkhini or Hindavi was utilized. It thrived under the Delhi Sultan and later under the Nizams of Hyderabad (south india). It was written in the Persian content. By the by, the Hindavi writing can be considered as proto-Hindi writing. Numerous specialist Sheik Ashraf or Mulla Vajahi utilized the word Hindavi to depict this lingo. Others, for example, Roustami, Nishati and so forth liked to call it Deccani. Shah Buharnuddin Bijapuri used to call it Hindi. The primary Deccani creator was Khwaja Bandanawaz Gesudaraz Muhammad Hasan. He composed three writing works – Mirazul Aashkini, Hidayatnama and Risala Sehwara. His grandson Abdulla Hussaini composed Nishatul Ishq. The main Deccani artist was Nizami.
During the later piece of this period and early Bhakti Kala, many holy person writers like Ramanand and Gorakhnath got well known. The most punctual type of Hindi can likewise be found in a portion of Vidyapati's Maithili works.