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ESSAYS ON MEDIEVAL INDIAN HISTORY

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Item Code: IDG076
Author: SATISH CHANDRA
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 0195672453
Pages: 549
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.5"
weight of the book: 605 gms
About the Author:

'Through this republication of 24 of Professor Satish Chandra's influential articles, supplemented by a new autobiographical Introduction, he recapitulates his vision of Indian history. During his long and distinguished career, he has used his masterful knowledge of relevant primary sources to build persuasive analyses of many aspects of social, political, religious and economic history, covering the period from the tenth to the eighteenth centuries. His work has influenced generations of scholar and students at all levels.'

--The Medieval History Journal

Excerts from Reviews:

'This volume is an anthology of valuable essays by Professor Satish Chandra, published earlier n different journals and books. Since the earliest of these essays was written in 1946, the shape and direction history writing have undergone a tremendous change. The essays in this collection reflect - new currents in history writing over the last few decade.'

--The Book Review

About the Book:

The volume highlights the complex interactions between society, state, economy, religion and political processes in India between the 10th and 18th centuries.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementsviii
Introduction1
A.SOCIETY AND STATE21
1. The Impact of Central Asian Institutions on
the State and Society in Medieval India
(Tenth to Fourteenth Centuries)
23
2. Society, Culture, and the State in
Medieval India
33
3. The Eighteenth Century in India-
Its Economy and the Role of the Marathas,
the Jats, the Sikhs, and the Afghans
71
4. A Review of the Crisis of the
Jagirdari System
128
5. The State and Economic Development
under Timur, with Special Reference to the 'Silk Road' and the Great Asian
Land Routes
143
B.SOCIETY AND COUNTRYSIDE157
6. The Structure and Stratification in the
Village Society in Eastern Rajasthan
159
7. Structure of Village Society in Northern India:
The Khud-kasht and Pahi-kasht
168
8.The Maratha Polity: Its Nature and
Development
193
9. Social Background to the Rise of
the Maratha Movement during the
Seventeenth Century
216
C.ECONOMY225
10. The Commercial Activities of the
Mughal Emperors during the
Seventeenth Century
227
11. Some Aspects of the Growth of a
Money Economy in India during the
Seventeenth Century
235
12. The Developmental Problematic inMedieval India266
D.RELIGION AND STATE283
14. The Historical Background to the Rise of
the Bhakti Movement in Northern India
285
15.Jizyahand the State in India during the
Seventeenth Century
305
16. The Religious Policy of Aurangzeb
during the Later Part of his Reign---
Some Considerations
325
17. Jizyahin the Post-Aurangzeb Period346
E.POLITICAL PROCESSES355
18. Mughal Relations with the Rajput States
of Rajasthan: The Foundations
357
19. Mughal-Rajput Relations during the
Seventeenth Century-Problems of a
Class Alliance
407
20. The Deccan Policy of the Mughals (1)-
Up to Shah Jahan
446
21. The Deccan Policy of the Mughals (II)-
Under Aurangzeb
461
22. Aurangzeb-A Critical Review485
23. The Deccan, North India and Baji Rao I495
F.HISTORIOGRAPHY503
24. Decentring of History505
Index523
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