A Social History of the Deccan, 1300-1761: Eight Indian Lives

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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.
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"This beautifully illustrated, slim volume provides an excellent introduction to a new body of highly original work for all students of South Asia, general readers as much as cognoscenti. It updates previous general accounts of Deccan or parts thereof."
-Andre Wink, University of Wisconsin, Madison, American Historical Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521254847
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/17/2005
  • Series: New Cambridge History of India Series
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Eaton is one of the premier scholars of pre-colonial India. His many publications include The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760 (1993), India's Islamic Traditions, 711-1750 (2003) and Temple Desecration and Muslim States in Medieval India (2004).
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Table of Contents

List of color plates     ix
List of maps     x
Genealogical tables     xi
List of tables     xii
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction     1
Pratapa Rudra (r. 1289-1323): the demise of the regional kingdom     9
Muhammad Gisu Daraz (1321-1422): Muslim piety and state authority     33
Mahmud Gawan (1411-1481): Deccanis and Westerners     59
Rama Raya (1484-1565): elite mobility in a Persianized world     78
Malik Ambar (1548-1626): the rise and fall of military slavery     105
Tukaram (1608-1649): non-Brahmin religious movements     129
Papadu (fl. 1695-1710): social banditry in Mughal Telangana     155
Tarabai (1675-1761): the rise of Brahmins in politics     177
Select bibliography     203
Index     210
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