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India and the Islamic Heartlands

An Eighteenth-Century World of Circulation and Exchange

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Based on the chance survival of a remarkable cache of documents, India and the Islamic Heartlands recaptures a vanished and forgotten world from the eighteenth century spanning much of today's Middle East and South Asia. Gagan D. S. Sood focuses on ordinary people - traders, pilgrims, bankers, clerics, brokers, and scribes, among others - who were engaged in activities marked by large distances and long silences. By elucidating their everyday lives in a range of settings, from the family household to the polity at large, Sood pieces together the connective tissue of a world that lay beyond the sovereign purview. Recapturing this obscured and neglected world helps us better understand the region during a pivotal moment in its history, and offers new answers to old questions concerning early modern Eurasia and its transition to colonialism.

Product code: 9781107551725

ISBN 9781107551725
Publisher Cambridge University Press
No. of pages 356
Dimensions H229xW152xS19
Based on a remarkable cache of documents, India and the Islamic Heartlands recaptures a vanished and forgotten world from the eighteenth century. This world facilitates a better understanding of the region during a pivotal moment in its history, which shaped the later emergence of the Middle East and South Asia.