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

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Overview

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: 9780521716277
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2007
  • Series: The New Cambridge History of India Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (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

1. Pratapa Rudra (c. 1289–1323); 2. Muhammad Gisu Daraz (1321–1421); 3. Mahmud Gawan (1411–1481); 4. Rama Raya (1484–1565); 5. Malik Ambar (1548–1626); 6. Tukuram (1608–1649); 7. Papadu (1695–1710); 8. Tarabai (1675–1761).

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