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The Patronage of Saintly Space in the Early Modern Deccan

Nile Green

in Making Space: Sufis and Settlers in Early Modern India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077961
eISBN:
9780199080991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077961.003.0022
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the creation of a sacred Muslim geography or ‘memory space’ in south India (‘the Deccan’) from the sixteenth to eighteenth century. Looking at a large number of shrines built to ... More


When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Scott Kugle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Two poets lived separate lives in the Deccan during the eighteenth century. Comparing them, this book illustrates the complexity of gender, sexuality, and religious practice in Islamic culture. Shah ... More


Origins

Clark Spencer Larsen

in Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036670
eISBN:
9780813041803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036670.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents an overview of the archaeology of a period known as the Deccan Chalcolithic. It begins by describing the origin and development of agrarian life in a semi-arid region of ... More


A Novella in Two Voices

Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman

in Śrīnātha: The Poet who Made Gods and Kings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199863020
eISBN:
9780199932900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863020.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Srinatha is also the inventor of the Telugu novel or novella—that is, a work of self-conscious fiction in which character can be developed and studied. His Siva-ratri-mahatmyamu tells the story of ... More


The Satavahana Phase

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0021
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Satavahanas succeeded the Mauryas. They extended their power over Karnataka and Andhra. Their greatest competitors were the Shakas with whom they fought for the possession of the Konkan coast and ... More


Navarātra: The Festival of the Nine Nights

Bihani Sarkar

in Heroic Shāktism: The Cult of Durgā in Ancient Indian Kingship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266106
eISBN:
9780191865213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266106.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

Fundamental in making the myth of civilization meaningful in Indian culture was the performance of the Navarātra, the festival of the Nine Nights, which was intertwined with Durgā's cult. This final ... More


The Western Deccan Plateau: Environment and Climate

Clark Spencer Larsen

in Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036670
eISBN:
9780813041803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036670.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents an overview of the physical environment and the paleoclimate record of peninsular India during the latter half of the Holocene. It begins by describing the geographical and ... More


The Shift of the Focus to Orissa, the Deccan, and Malwa: c. 200 bc to c. ad 300

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in The Geopolitical Orbits of Ancient India: The Geographical Frames of the Ancient Indian Dynasties

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198069898
eISBN:
9780199080052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069898.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

One of the most significant geopolitical orbits in the post-Maurya period was the Oxus to the Indus orbit, although it was not a monolithic one on the basis of the period's political history. ... More


The Supra-regional Orbits of the North and the South: c. ad 800 to c. ad 1000

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in The Geopolitical Orbits of Ancient India: The Geographical Frames of the Ancient Indian Dynasties

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198069898
eISBN:
9780199080052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069898.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The history of the Deccan was essentially the history of the Rashtrakutas for more than 200 years between ad 753 and ad 975. There was war throughout the history of the Rashtrakuta dynasty. But even ... More


The Thrusts and Counter-thrusts of Power: c. ad 1000 to c. ad 1300

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in The Geopolitical Orbits of Ancient India: The Geographical Frames of the Ancient Indian Dynasties

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198069898
eISBN:
9780199080052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069898.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In east India, the close of the tenth century was not a good period for the Pala dynasty. Mahipala (c. ad 988–1038), who succeeded Vigrahapala II, had to endure the Palas' loss of ... More


Neolithic-Chalcolithic and Iron-Bearing Cultures Beyond the Harappan Distribution Zone

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter looks beyond the Harappan distribution zone and studies sites in the mountains in the north, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Deccan, and eastern India. The purpose is to build up ... More


The Deccan Frontier and Mughal Expansion, Circa 1600

Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam

in Writing the Mughal World: Studies on Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158114
eISBN:
9780231527903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158114.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter explores the history of the management of the Deccan frontier of the Mughals in the late sixteenth century. In order to comprehend the nature of this frontier, we must bear in mind a ... More


Celestial Bodies Seen from Deccan Soil

Scott Kugle

in When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explains how Islam developed in the Deccan, because religion and region shaped these poets’ experiences of gender, sexuality, and poetry. It illustrates the development of Islam in ... More


Early Life

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter details the early life of Gopal Krishna Gokhale. Gokhale was born on 9 May 1866, in the little village of Kotluk in the Ratnagiri district of, what was then, the Bombay Presidency. In ... More


The Indian Jesuits

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter describes the friendship that developed between Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, despite the differences in their backgrounds and temperaments. Both shared a spirit of ... More


After Timur Left: Culture and Circulation in Fifteenth-Century North India

Francesca Orsini and Samira Sheikh (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450664
eISBN:
9780199085019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450664.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Most people imagine the period between Timur’s sack of Delhi and the arrival of the Mughals to be one of unrelenting darkness and disorder. The first major compendium of essays on the ‘long’ ... More


Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India's Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600

Richard M. Eaton and Phillip B. Wagoner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198092216
eISBN:
9780199082803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092216.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Most studies of the history of the early modern Deccan focus on struggles between the region’s primary centres, that is, the great capital cities such as Bijapur, Vijayanagara, or Golconda. This ... More


The Rise of Written Vernaculars: The Deccan, 1450–1650

Richard Eaton

in After Timur Left: Culture and Circulation in Fifteenth-Century North India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450664
eISBN:
9780199085019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450664.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter traces processes of vernacularization that can be extended to north India as well. It sees the emergence of vernacular languages, in this case Marathi, as emerging through significant ... More


Locating Urdu: Deccani, Hindustani, and Urdu

Kavita Saraswathi Datla

in The Language of Secular Islam: Urdu Nationalism and Colonial India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836092
eISBN:
9780824871208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836092.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the question of the Urdu language and the modernizing agendas of the Muslim intellectuals associated with Osmania University by taking a closer look at their activities outside ... More


The King’s Fleeting Authority and His Menacing Vaiṣṇava Brahmins

Gil Ben-Herut

in 'Siva's Saints: The Origins of Devotion in Kannada according to Harihara's Raga.lega.lu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190878849
eISBN:
9780190878870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878849.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapter 5 deals with interactions between devotees and the political other, such as kings and Brahmin ministers at kings’ courts, and locates a complex message in Harihara’s treatment of the court as ... More


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