A Social History of the Deccan 1300 1761

A Social History of the Deccan  1300 1761
Author: Richard M. Eaton,Richard M.. Eaton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2005-11-17
Genre: History
ISBN: 0521254841

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A rich narrative history of the Deccan, portrayed through eight Indian lives.

A Social History Of The Deccan 1300 1761

A Social History Of The Deccan  1300 1761
Author: Richard Maxwell Eaton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2008
Genre: Deccan (India)
ISBN: 0521514428

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This fascinating study recounts the history of Southern India`s Deccan Plateau from the early fourteenth century to the rise of European Colonialismin the eighteenth.

A Social History of the Deccan 1300 1761 China Edition

A Social History of the Deccan  1300 1761 China Edition
Author: Professor Richard M Eaton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-04-10
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 7222115706

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A rich narrative history of the Deccan portrayed through eight Indian lives.

A Social History of the Deccan 1300 1761

A Social History of the Deccan  1300 1761
Author: Richard Maxwell Eaton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2005
Genre: Deccan (India)
ISBN: 0511468768

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A narrative history of the Deccan, portrayed through eight Indian lives.

A Social History of the Deccan 1300 1761

A Social History of the Deccan  1300 1761
Author: Richard M. Eaton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2005-11-17
Genre: History
ISBN: 0521254841

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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.

The Courts of the Deccan Sultanates

The Courts of the Deccan Sultanates
Author: Emma J. Flatt
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2019-07-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781108481939

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Illuminates the centrality of courtliness in the political and cultural life of the Deccan in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier 1204 1760

The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier  1204 1760
Author: Richard M. Eaton
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 359
Release: 1996-07-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 0520205073

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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.

Warfare in Pre British India 1500BCE to 1740CE

Warfare in Pre British India   1500BCE to 1740CE
Author: Kaushik Roy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2015-06-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781317586913

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This book presents a comprehensive survey of warfare in India up to the point where the British began to dominate the sub-continent. It discusses issues such as how far was the relatively bloodless nature of pre-British Indian warfare the product of stateless Indian society? How far did technology determine the dynamics of warfare in India? Did warfare in this period have a particular Indian nature and was it ritualistic? The book considers land warfare including sieges, naval warfare, the impact of horses, elephants and gunpowder, and the differences made by the arrival of Muslim rulers and by the influx of other foreign influences and techniques. The book concludes by arguing that the presence of standing professional armies supported by centralised bureaucratic states have been underemphasised in the history of India.

Power Memory Architecture

Power  Memory  Architecture
Author: Richard M. Eaton,Phillip B. Wagoner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2014
Genre: History
ISBN: 0198092210

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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.

India in the Persianate Age

India in the Persianate Age
Author: Richard M. Eaton
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-07-25
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780141966557

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 'Remarkable ... this brilliant book stands as an important monument to an almost forgotten world' William Dalrymple, Spectator A sweeping, magisterial new history of India from the middle ages to the arrival of the British The Indian subcontinent might seem a self-contained world. Protected by vast mountains and seas, it has created its own religions, philosophies and social systems. And yet this ancient land experienced prolonged and intense interaction with the peoples and cultures of East and Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa and, especially, Central Asia and the Iranian plateau between the eleventh and eighteenth centuries. Richard M. Eaton's wonderful new book tells this extraordinary story with relish and originality. His major theme is the rise of 'Persianate' culture - a many-faceted transregional world informed by a canon of texts that circulated through ever-widening networks across much of Asia. Introduced to India in the eleventh century by dynasties based in eastern Afghanistan, this culture would become thoroughly indigenized by the time of the great Mughals in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. This long-term process of cultural interaction and assimilation is reflected in India's language, literature, cuisine, attire, religion, styles of rulership and warfare, science, art, music, architecture, and more. The book brilliantly elaborates the complex encounter between India's Sanskrit culture - which continued to flourish and grow throughout this period - and Persian culture, which helped shape the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire and a host of regional states, and made India what it is today.

A History of the New India

A History of the New India
Author: Eugene F. Irschick
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2018-09-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781317436171

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Providing a different approach to the history of India than previously advocated, this textbook argues that there was constant interaction between peoples and cultures. This interactive, dialogic approach provides a clear understanding of how power and social relations operated in South Asia. Covering the history of India from Mughal times to the first years of Independence, the book consists of chapters divided roughly between political and thematic questions. Topics discussed include: Mughal warfare and military developments The construction of Indian culture Indian, regional and local political articulation India’s Independence and the end of British Rule Women and governmentality The rise of the Dalit movement As well as a detailed timeline that provides a useful overview of key events in the history of India, a set of background reading is included after each chapter for readers who wish to go beyond the remit of this text. Written in an accessible, narrative style, the textbook will be suitable in courses on Indian and South Asian history, as well as courses on world history and South Asian studies.

Iran and the Deccan

Iran and the Deccan
Author: Keelan Overton
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2020-06-02
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780253048943

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In the early 1400s, Iranian elites began migrating to the Deccan plateau of southern India. Lured to the region for many reasons, these poets, traders, statesmen, and artists of all kinds left an indelible mark on the Islamic sultanates that ruled the Deccan until the late seventeenth century. The result was the creation of a robust transregional Persianate network linking such distant cities as Bidar and Shiraz, Bijapur and Isfahan, and Golconda and Mashhad. Iran and the Deccan explores the circulation of art, culture, and talent between Iran and the Deccan over a three-hundred-year period. Its interdisciplinary contributions consider the factors that prompted migration, the physical and intellectual poles of connectivity between the two regions, and processes of adaptation and response. Placing the Deccan at the center of Indo-Persian and early modern global history, Iran and the Deccan reveals how mobility, liminality, and cultural translation nuance the traditional methods and boundaries of the humanities.

The Architecture of a Deccan Sultanate

The Architecture of a Deccan Sultanate
Author: Pushkar Sohoni
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-08-30
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781838609283

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The Deccan sultans left a grand architectural and artistic legacy. They commissioned palaces, mosques, gardens and tombs as well as decorative paintings and coins. Of these sultanates, the Nizam Shahs (r. 1490-1636) were particularly significant, being one of the first to emerge from the crumbling edifice of the Bahmani Empire (c. 1347-1527). Yet their rich material record remains largely unstudied in the scholarly literature, obscuring their cultural and historical importance. This book provides the first analysis of the architecture of the Nizam Shahs. Pushkar Sohoni examines the critical relationship between architectural production, courtly practice and royal authority in a period when the aspirations and politics of the kingdom were articulated through architectural expression. Based on new primary research from key sites including the urban settlements of Ahmadnagar, Daulatabad, Aurangabad, Junnar and the port city of Chaul, Sohoni sheds light on broader Islamicate ideas of kingship and shows how this was embodied by material artefacts such as buildings and sites, paintings, gardens, guns and coins. As well as offering a vivid depiction of sixteenth-century South Asia, this book revises understanding of the cultural importance of the Nizam Shahs and their place in the Indian Ocean world. It will be a vital primary resource for scholars researching the history of the medieval and early modern Deccan and relevant for those working in Art History, Islamic Studies, South Asian Studies and Archaeology.

Writing Self Writing Empire

Writing Self  Writing Empire
Author: Rajeev Kinra
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2015-09-17
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780520286467

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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.

Records Recoveries Remnants and Inter Asian Interconnections

Records  Recoveries  Remnants and Inter Asian Interconnections
Author: Anjana Sharma
Publsiher: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-02-28
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9789814786416

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Records, Recoveries, Remnants and Inter-Asian Interconnections: Decoding Cultural Heritage has its conceptual core the inter-regional networks of Nalanda Mahavihara and its unique place in the Asian imaginary. The revival of Nalanda university in 2010 as a symbol of a shared inter-Asian heritage is this collection’s core narrative. The multidisciplinary essays interrogate ways in which ideas, objects, texts, and travellers have shaped — and in turn have been shaped by — changing global politics and the historical imperative that underpins them. The question of what constitutes cultural authenticity and heritage valuation is inscribed from positions that support, negate, or reframe existing discourses with reference to Southeast and East Asia. The essays in this collection offer critical, scholarly, and nuanced views on the vexed questions of regional and inter-regional dynamics, of racial politics and their flattening hegemonic discourses in relation to the rich tangible and intangible heritage that defines an interconnected Asia.