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

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 6, 2008 - History - 236 pages
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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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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 760 (1993), India Islamic Traditions, 711 750 (2003) and Temple Desecration and Muslim States in Medieval India (2004).

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