Like its companion volume Mughals and Franks, this book deploys the concept of 'connected histories' to shed important light on aspects of the history of early modern Eurasia. While the main focus is on relations between Europeans and South Asia, other parts of the world have also been discussed in detail. In this volume Sanjay Subrahmanyam critically analyses the archival data to challenge certain enduring beliefs regarding temporal and geographical frontiers in the task of history writing. He questions old debates and examines hitherto neglected aspects of South and Southeast Asian history.
This will interest students and scholars of Indian and South Asian history, medieval history, early modern India, as well as politics.