Circumambulations in South Asian History: Essays in Honour of Dirk H.A. Kolff

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Brill, 2003 - History - 370 pages
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.

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Jos Gommans, Ph.D. (1994) in South Asian History, Leiden University, teaches history at the Kern Institute of South and Central Asian Studies at Leiden University. He has mainly published on medieval and early-modern Indian history including The Rise of the Indo Afghan Empire (Brill, 1995) and Mughal Warfare (Routledge, 2002).
Om Prakash, Ph.D. (1967) in Economic History, University of Delhi, teaches Economic History at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Has published extensively on European Expansion, Indian Ocean trade and Indian monetary and economic history in the early modern period. Major books include The Dutch East India Company and the Economy of Bengal 1630-1720 (Princeton, 1985) and European Commercial Enterprise in Pre-colonial India (Cambridge, 1998).

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