Essays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception by Irfan HabibEssays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception by Irfan Habib

Essays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception

byIrfan Habib

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This collection brings together, for the first time, several seminal essays by Professor Irfan Habib interpreting the main currents in Indian history from a Marxist perspective. They cover a wide range of issues: the nature of evolution of caste through the centuries, the role played by the peasantry in Indian history, the forms of class struggle and the stage of development of the economy in Mughal India, the impact of colonialism on the Indian economy, the changes in Marx's perceptions of India, the problems of Marxist historiography. Representing three decades of scholarship, each essay in this collection is painstakingly researched and unfailingly stimulating.

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 Med...
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Title:Essays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist PerceptionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pagesPublished:November 3, 2015Publisher:Tulika BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9382381694

ISBN - 13:9789382381693

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Irfan Habib's stature as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, of modern Indian historians, stands secure. The essays gathered together in this volume show why this judgement is correct.