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Socio-Economic History of Medieval India

 
K.N. Chitnis (Author)
Synopsis This book ably meets the demand for a critical and comprehensive study of social, economic and cultural history of medieval India. The latest trend in Indian historiography is to de-emphasize political history and to bring into relief, the life of the common man in its social and economic milieu. South Indian history has got an equal treatment with North Indian history in this treatise. Various aspects of history such as social structure, agrarian system, trade and commerce, currency system, religious movements and the like find a place in this book. The present study presents a definite standpoint since throughout the work runs a central theme, that of the Hindu-Muslim co-existence in medieval India and the mingling of their cultures, which has been brought into focus in the last and crowning chapter of the study. The book holds before us a comprehensive picture of the multi-dimensional life of man in medieval India. Briefly, it tells us how the common man in medieval India lived, thought and worked in social, economic and religious spheres.
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About the author

K.N. Chitnis

Formerly Professor and Head of the Department of History in the University of Poona, Dr. K.N. Chitnis has been engaged in historical research all these years. He is a well-known history scholar and has produced a number of research books on history, the last but one being the Glimpses of Maratha Socio-Economic History published by M/w Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi. This has earned the remark of the reviewer in The Indian Historical Review that the work presents “ a new conceptual framework and analytical thrust” to the subject matter. His writings have also attracted comments from foreign scholars. He has specialized in the medieval history of India, particularly of South India. His main interest is in the socio-economic field. Among his other books, mention may be made of Keladi Polity, Medieval Indian History The Nawabs of Savanur and Research Methodology in History. He has also edited some books such as Savanur Nawabs: Historical Documents and Shivaji-Mallammaji Samarotsava. Besides English he knows Sanskrit, Kannada, Marathi and Hindi languages and also the Modi script. He has a cursory acquaintance with Persian in respect of administrative and economic matters. He has attended a number of national and international seminars and conferences.

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Bibliographic information

Title Socio-Economic History of Medieval India
Author K.N. Chitnis
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8171561500
length xvi+510p., Tables; Maps; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.
Subjects History