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India in the Persianate Age

Richard M. Eaton with Rosie Llewellyn-Jones

Richard Eaton recounts how population movements into India from Iran and Central Asia introduced Persian culture, how it is reflected in language, literature, cuisine, attire, religion, art, architecture and more, and how its interaction with India’s Sanskrit culture shaped the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire and regional states. Rosie Llewellyn-Jones explores how the British in the 18th century responded to this cultural milieu.

Richard M. Eaton is the author of India in the Persianate Age 1000-1765 (Penguin 2020). He is Professor of History at the University of Arizona.

Rosie Llewellyn-Jones’s many books on British India include The Last King in India: Wajid Ali Shah (Hurst).