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Contestations and Accommodations: Mewat and Meos in Mughal India

Suraj Bhan Bhardwaj


Contestations and Accommodations charts the social, economic, and political history of the Mewat region of north India from the 13th to the early 18th centuries. Denting the conventional image of communities in medieval India as self-sufficient, changeless, and autonomous entities, it takes up the case of the Meos of Mewat to argue that these communities have regularly undergone profound socio-economic changes, which are an integral part of their histories. The volume offers a historically nuanced perspective of the evolution of the identity of Meos. Delineating Mewat’s ecology and its impact ... More

Keywords: Mewat, Meos, Rajputs, Jats, Khanzadas, Mughal rule, Sultanate, bhomias

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199462797
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199462797.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suraj Bhan Bhardwaj, author
Associate Professor in the Department of History at Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi, India.