Book: India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765

Question: A new book, India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765, which has been released recently, is written by-
(a) Ranajit Guha
(b) M. G. S. Narayanan
(c) Richard M Eaton
(d) Thomas R. Metcalf
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • On September 24, 2019 a new book named “India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765” was released.
  • The book is written by United States (US) based professor and author, Richard M Eaton.
  • In the book Mr. Eaton traces the rise of Persianate culture, a many-faceted trans-regional world connected by ever-widening networks across much of Asia.
  • The book tells how dynasties based in eastern Afghanistan, Introduced to India in the eleventh century and progressively indigenized during sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries.
  • Eaton brilliantly elaborates the complex encounter between India’s Sanskrit culture—an equally rich Persian culture which helped shape the Sultanate, the Mughal Empire, and a host of regional states.
  • Eaton says that this long-term process of cultural interaction is profoundly reflected in the languages, literatures, cuisines, attires, religions, styles of ruler-ship and warfare, science, art, music, and architecture—and more—of South Asia.


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