A Social History of the Deccan, 1300-1761

Eight Indian Lives

Author: Richard M. Eaton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521254847

Category: History

Page: 221

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In this fascinating account of one of the least known parts of South Asia, Eaton recounts the history of the Deccan plateau in southern India from the fourteenth century to the rise of European colonialism. He does so, vividly, through the lives of eight Indians who lived at different times during this period, and who each represented something particular about the Deccan. In the first chapter, for example, the author describes the demise of the regional kingdom through the life of a maharaja. In the second, a Sufi sheikh illustrates Muslim piety and state authority. Other characters include a merchant, a general, a slave, a poet, a bandit and a female pawnbroker. Their stories are woven together into a rich narrative tapestry, which illumines the most important social processes of the Deccan across four centuries. This is a much-needed book by the most highly regarded scholar in the field.

A Social History of the Deccan, 1300-1761

Eight Indian Lives

Author: Richard M. Eaton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521716277

Category: History

Page: 236

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In this fascinating account of one of the least known parts of South Asia, Richard Eaton recounts the history of the Deccan plateau in southern India from the fourteenth century to the rise of European colonialism. He does so, vividly, through the lives of eight Indians who lived at different times during this period, and who each represented something particular about the Deccan. Their stories are woven together into a rich narrative tapestry, which illuminates the most important social processes of the Deccan across four centuries and provides a much-needed book by the most highly regarded scholar in the field.

A Social History of the Deccan, 1300-1761

Eight Indian Lives

Author: Richard M. Eaton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521254847

Category: History

Page: 221

View: 7904

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In this fascinating account of one of the least known parts of South Asia, Eaton recounts the history of the Deccan plateau in southern India from the fourteenth century to the rise of European colonialism. He does so, vividly, through the lives of eight Indians who lived at different times during this period, and who each represented something particular about the Deccan. In the first chapter, for example, the author describes the demise of the regional kingdom through the life of a maharaja. In the second, a Sufi sheikh illustrates Muslim piety and state authority. Other characters include a merchant, a general, a slave, a poet, a bandit and a female pawnbroker. Their stories are woven together into a rich narrative tapestry, which illumines the most important social processes of the Deccan across four centuries. This is a much-needed book by the most highly regarded scholar in the field.

A Social History of the Deccan, 1300-1761

Eight Indian Lives

Author: Richard M. Eaton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521254847

Category: History

Page: 221

View: 3767

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In this fascinating account of one of the least known parts of South Asia, Eaton recounts the history of the Deccan plateau in southern India from the fourteenth century to the rise of European colonialism. He does so, vividly, through the lives of eight Indians who lived at different times during this period, and who each represented something particular about the Deccan. In the first chapter, for example, the author describes the demise of the regional kingdom through the life of a maharaja. In the second, a Sufi sheikh illustrates Muslim piety and state authority. Other characters include a merchant, a general, a slave, a poet, a bandit and a female pawnbroker. Their stories are woven together into a rich narrative tapestry, which illumines the most important social processes of the Deccan across four centuries. This is a much-needed book by the most highly regarded scholar in the field.

The New Cambridge History of India

Vijayanagara

Author: Burton Stein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521266932

Category: History

Page: 156

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Stein addresses the central question of the extent to which Vijayanagara, as a medieval Hindu kingdom can be viewed.

The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760

Author: Richard Maxwell Eaton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520205079

Category: History

Page: 359

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Eaton ranges over all the important aspects of that community's history, whether political and social, or cultural and religious...This study must rank among the finest contributions to South Asian scholarship to appear for some while.

Writing Self, Writing Empire

Chandar Bhan Brahman and the Cultural World of the Indo-Persian State Secretary

Author: Rajeev Kinra

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520286464

Category: History

Page: 371

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Writing Self, Writing Empire examines the life, career, and writings of the Mughal state secretary, or munshi, Chandar Bhan “Brahman” (d. c.1670), one of the great Indo-Persian poets and prose stylists of early modern South Asia. Chandar Bhan’s life spanned the reigns of four different emperors, Akbar (1556-1605), Jahangir (1605-1627), Shah Jahan (1628-1658), and Aurangzeb ‘Alamgir (1658-1707), the last of the “Great Mughals” whose courts dominated the culture and politics of the subcontinent at the height of the empire’s power, territorial reach, and global influence. As a high-caste Hindu who worked for a series of Muslim monarchs and other officials, forming powerful friendships along the way, Chandar Bhan’s experience bears vivid testimony to the pluralistic atmosphere of the Mughal court, particularly during the reign of Shah Jahan, the celebrated builder of the Taj Mahal. But his widely circulated and emulated works also touch on a range of topics central to our understanding of the court’s literary, mystical, administrative, and ethical cultures, while his letters and autobiographical writings provide tantalizing examples of early modern Indo-Persian modes of self-fashioning. Chandar Bhan’s oeuvre is a valuable window onto a crucial, though surprisingly neglected, period of Mughal cultural and political history.

Essays on Islam and Indian History

Author: Richard Maxwell Eaton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195662658

Category: History

Page: 275

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Spanning some twenty-five years of research and writing, the essays in this volume fall into two categories: historiography and Indo-Islamic civilization. The former deals with how historians structure and answer the questions they choose to ask of the past, the latter covers case studies of particular historical communities in India.

The Marathas 1600-1818

Author: Stewart Gordon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521268837

Category: History

Page: 202

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In this book, Dr. Stewart Gordon presents the first comprehensive history of the Maratha polity, which was an important regional kingdom in the seventeenth century and the largest political entity of eighteenth century India. He focuses on the origins of the elite families, problems of legitimacy and loyalty, military organization and change, and the development of administration, tax collection and religious patronage. Through the use of a vast array of documents, the author also gives a picture of everyday life in the Maratha polity.

The Magic Doe

Qutban Suhravardi's Mirigavati

Author: Kutban,Aditya Behl,Wendy Doniger

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199842922

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

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This is a complete translation of the Mirigavati, which is both an introduction to Sufism and one of the true literary classics of pre-modern India, a story that draws freely on the large pool of Indian, Islamic, and European narrative motifs in its distinctive telling of a mystical quest and its resolution.

India's Islamic Traditions, 711-1750

Author: Richard Maxwell Eaton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195683349

Category: History

Page: 439

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For a thousand years before the advent of British power, a great variety of Islamic traditions appeared in India - letters and conversations of Sufis, vernacular epics, visual arts, qawwali music, commentaries on the Qur'an, historical chronicles, romance literature, folk ballads, and much more. The essays in this book-some of them classics, some written especially for inclusion here - place such traditions in their historical contexts, and address some basic questions in relation to Islam. The first part of the volume explores the different ways in which Muslims and non-Muslims represented each other across ten centuries of India's history, and the historical circumstances that shaped these various representations. The second part examines how Islamic traditions were related to the exercise of power, during the long period of Muslim rule over much of India. The third and fourth parts focus on particular genres of Islamic traditions - history, romance literature, law, and Sufiand Shi'i traditions. The final part looks at how Islamic traditions moulded, and were moulded by, the unique cultures of particular regions in South Asia. Part of the prestigious 'Themes in Indian History' series, this reader will benefit students and teachers of medieval Indian history and religious studies, as well as informed general readers interested in the Islamic heritage of the subcontinent.

Slavery and South Asian History

Author: Indrani Chatterjee,Richard M. Eaton

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253116716

Category: History

Page: 368

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"[W]ill be welcomed by students of comparative slavery.... [It] makes us reconsider the significance of slavery in the subcontinent." -- Edward A. Alpers, UCLA Despite its pervasive presence in the South Asian past, slavery is largely overlooked in the region's historiography, in part because the forms of bondage in question did not always fit models based on plantation slavery in the Atlantic world. This important volume will contribute to a rethinking of slavery in world history, and even the category of slavery itself. Most slaves in South Asia were not agricultural laborers, but military or domestic workers, and the latter were overwhelmingly women and children. Individuals might become slaves at birth or through capture, sale by relatives, indenture, or as a result of accusations of criminality or inappropriate sexual behavior. For centuries, trade in slaves linked South Asia with Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. The contributors to this collection of original essays describe a wide range of sites and contexts covering more than a thousand years, foregrounding the life stories of individual slaves wherever possible. Contributors are Daud Ali, Indrani Chatterjee, Richard M. Eaton, Michael H. Fisher, Sumit Guha, Peter Jackson, Sunil Kumar, Avril A. Powell, Ramya Sreenivasan, Sylvia Vatuk, and Timothy Walker.

Power, Memory, Architecture

Contested Sites on India's Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600

Author: Richard M. Eaton,Phillip B. Wagoner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198092216

Category: History

Page: 395

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Focusing on India's Deccan plateau in the turbulent sixteenth century, this book examines the political histories and material culture of fortified strongholds that were repeatedly contested by the region's rival primary centers. It explores the many ways that political power, monumental architecture, and collective memory interacted with one another. It also radically rethinks the usefulness of Hindu-Muslim relations as the master key for interpreting this periodof South Asian history.

The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean

Author: Shihan de S. Jayasuriya,Richard Pankhurst

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 9780865439801

Category: History

Page: 293

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Although much has been written about the African Diaspora in the Atlantic Ocean, the Diaspora in the Indian Ocean is virtually unrecognised. Concerned with Africans who lived south of the Sahara and were dispersed by free will or forcefully to the non-African lands in the Indian Ocean region, this book deals with a topic that has been overlooked for too long. Eight scholars researching in distinct geographical areas and with interdisciplinary expertise offer a comprehensive and informative account of the Diaspora in the Indian Ocean.

Temple Desecration and Muslim States in Medieval India

Author: Richard Maxwell Eaton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788178710273

Category: Hindu temples

Page: 101

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Few issues in Indias current public discourse are more controversial than that of the political status of religious monuments. In particular, the destruction of the Babri Masjid in 1992 raised a number of urgent questions relating to desecration of temples in India's medieval period.

Socio-Religious Reform Movements in British India

Author: Kenneth W. Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521249867

Category: History

Page: 243

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Socio-religious Reform Movements in British India will appeal to students and scholars in a wide variety of social scientific disciplines.

Wonder of the Age

Master Painters of India, 1100-1900

Author: John Guy,Jorrit Britschgi

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394301

Category: Painters

Page: 224

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Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Sept. 28, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012.

The Great Cat Massacre

And Other Episodes in French Cultural History

Author: Robert Darnton

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465010482

Category: History

Page: 320

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When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime some twenty times? Why in the eighteenth-century version of Little Red Riding Hood did the wolf eat the child at the end? What did the anonymous townsman of Montpelier have in mind when he kept an exhaustive dossier on all the activities of his native city? These are some of the provocative questions Robert Darnton answers in this classic work of European history in what we like to call “The Age of Enlightenment.”