Persianate Art, Culture, and Talent in Circulation, 1400–1700
Author: Keelan Overton
Publisher: Indiana University Press
In the early 1400s, Iranian elites began migrating to the Deccan plateau of southern India. Lured to the region for many reasons, these poets, traders, statesmen, and artists of all kinds left an indelible mark on the Islamic sultanates that ruled the Deccan until the late seventeenth century. The result was the creation of a robust transregional Persianate network linking such distant cities as Bidar and Shiraz, Bijapur and Isfahan, and Golconda and Mashhad. Iran and the Deccan explores the circulation of art, culture, and talent between Iran and the Deccan over a three-hundred-year period. Its interdisciplinary contributions consider the factors that prompted migration, the physical and intellectual poles of connectivity between the two regions, and processes of adaptation and response. Placing the Deccan at the center of Indo-Persian and early modern global history, Iran and the Deccan reveals how mobility, liminality, and cultural translation nuance the traditional methods and boundaries of the humanities.
The Iranian Revelution of 1979 shook the world and changed the strategic balance in the region. In the build up to the Revolution there was a unity of purpose that was summed up by Ayatollah Khomenini: 'The monarchy must go. The Shah is corrupt. His hands are dripping with blood. He is a foreign agent. He is the Yazid of age.' In the perception of most Iranians, a tyrant has usurped the state; its retrieval was therefore essential. Beyond that, however, there was a little by way of an agreed agenda for social reconstruction. This became evident in the years that followed. Revolutionary passion first gave way to revolutionary reason and then reawakened desire for reforms.A quarter of a century later, demography, education and urbanization have become the agents of change. One generation has power while the other has demands. The purpose of the Observer Research Foundation's New Delhi conference was to explore the evolving perceptions and to ascertain the direction and pace of the change.
This work offers global coverage of merchants as privileged intermediaries between peoples and cultures in the early modern era. The material ranges from the Wangara of the Sudan to the Mississippi Indians, and from Muslim merchants of Anatolia to the mercantile classes in England.
Medieval and Modern : Professor A.R. Kulkarni Felicitation Volume
Author: M. A. Nayeem
Category: Deccan (India)
This Book Is A Collection Of 28 Articles By Eminent Scholars From Various Parts Of The World Who Have Done Some Serious Work On The History Of The Deccan During The Medieval And Modern Periods. Professor A.R. Kulkarni, Towhom This Work Is Dedicated As A Felicitation Volume, Has Done Commendable Service To The World Of Scholars Interested In The Studyofmedieval And Modern Deccan. Various Aspects Of The History Of The Deccan Such As Society, Polity, Economy, Culture, Education, Art And Monetary System Are Discussed In This Work. This Volume Achieves Coherence Not Because It Outlines The Chauvinistic History Of A Region But Because It Lights Up An Area Ofindian History That Has So Far Not Received The Attention It Deserved. It Is A Tribute To, Professor A.R. Kulkarni Who, In His Long And Distinguished Career As Professor And Founder Head Of The Department Ofhistory, Poona University, Chairman, Indian Council Of Historical Research And Vice Chancellorof Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Has Illuminated Unexplored Parts Of This Geographical Segment And Helped Us To Understand Our Past. He Inspired A Number Of Scholars To Takeup The History Of This Region For Their Research And Teaching. Hence The Dedication Of The Volume To Him.
This work presents a significant panorama of studies on the history and role of hospitals in the Indo-Iranian world during the early modern and the modern periods when both traditional Avicennian medicine as well as Western medicine were practiced.