An Agrarian History of South Asia, Part 4, Volume 4

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 7, 1999 - History - 261 pages
Originally published in 1999, this book offers a comprehensive historical framework for understanding the regional diversity of agrarian South Asia.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Agriculture
6
Historicity
7
Seasons
17
Maps
36
Landscapes
48
Territory
60
Peasantry
69
Sultans
121
Land
130
Culture
140
53
153
Modernity
167
Mofussil
168
Development
180
Mobilisation
190

Dharma
76
Conquest
87
Patriarchy
96
Regions
113

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About the author (1999)

Christopher Alan Bayly was born on May 18, 1945 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom. He graduated from St Antony's College. He was the pre-eminent historian of India and the British Empire and a pioneer of the field of global history. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime including The Local Roots of Indian Politics; Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars; Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire; Imperial Meridian; Empire and Information; The Origins of Nationality in South Asia; The Birth of the Modern World; and Recovering Liberties. In 2005, he received the Wolfson prize for history for his entire body of work. In 2007, he was the first scholar to be knighted "for services to history outside of Europe." He died of a heart attack on April 18, 2015 at the age of 69.

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