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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.Read more
- Eight Indian Lives illustrates the social history of the Deccan, one of the least known and least understood parts of India
- There is nothing else like it: a much-needed and long awaited book by one of the leading scholars in the field
- For students and scholars of South Asian and pre-colonial history
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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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- Date Published: December 2005
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521254847
- length: 254 pages
- dimensions: 236 x 164 x 21 mm
- weight: 0.57kg
- contains: 16 colour illus. 6 maps 3 tables
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Pratapa Rudra (c.1289–1323)
2. Muhammad Gisu Daraz (1321–1421)
3. Mahmud Gawan (1411–81)
4. Rama Raya (1484–1565)
5. Malik Ambar (1548–1626)
6. Tukuram (1608–49)
7. Papadu (1695–1710)
8. Tarabai (1675–1761).
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