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Essays in Indian History

Towards a Marxist Perception

Irfan Habib

August 2022

5.5 x 8.5 inches

(x+382) 392 pages

ISBN : 978-93-82381-69-3

INR 650
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This volume brings together several of Professor Irfan Habib's hitherto uncollected essays, providing an insightful interpretation of the main currents in Indian history from the standpoint of Marxist histography. He examines the role played by the peasantry and caste in Indian history; explores the forms of caste struggle and the stage of development of the economy in Mughal India; analyses the impact of colonialism on the Indian economy; and chronicles the changes in Marx's perception of India. Representing three decades of scholarship, each essay in this collection is painstakingly researched and immensely erudite. The volume will prove indispensable to scholars and students of Indian history.

Irfan Habib

Irfan Habib, Professor Emeritus at the Aligarh Muslim University, is the author of The Agrarian System of Mughal India, 1556–1707 (1963; revised edition 1999), An Atlas of the Mughal Empire (1982), Essays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception (1995), Medieval India: The Study of a Civilization (2007), Economic History of Medieval India, 1200–1500 (with collaborators) (2011) and Atlas of Ancient Indian History (with Faiz Habib) (2012). He has co-edited The Cambridge Economic History of India, Vol. I (1982), UNESCO'S History of Humanity, Vols. 4 and 5, and UNESCO'S History of Central Asia, Vol. 5. He is the General Editor of the People's History of India, and has authored several volumes in the series.