Circumambulations In South Asian History

Author: D. H. A. Kolff
Editor: Brill's Indological Library
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This exciting and thought-provoking volume, written by a small number of outstanding scholars on colonial and medieval Indian history, ethnohistory and the new military history of South Asia forms the best tribute thinkable to one of the leading scholars in the field of Indian History, Professor Dirk Kolff. Focusing on wider geographical as well as on more specific social and military aspects, the first section deals with issues of Islamic and European expansion in South Asia. The second section examines specific medieval topics such as military service and slavery, legitimacy and religious devotion. The third section represents Kolff's interest in colonial history and his more recent excursions into the realms of Subaltern and Cultural Studies. A must for every library.
Circumambulations in South Asian History
Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: D. H. A. Kolff
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Brill's Indological Library

This exciting and thought-provoking volume, written by a small number of outstanding scholars on colonial and medieval Indian history, ethnohistory and the new military history of South Asia forms the best tribute thinkable to one of the leading scholars in the field of Indian History, Professor Dirk Kolff. Focusing on
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Pages: 317
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Pages: 226
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Pages: 352
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