In keeping with the diverse trends and thematic orientations, this volume has been designed to give space to the faculty and scholars working on new areas and themes where there is an abundance of source material that is only now beginning to be tapped. Migration, popular culture, ethno-medicine, historical geography, craft production, miniature paintings are some of the themes that are part of the contents of this work. Though the volume at a first glance would seem to be disparate in terms of the articles nevertheless the challenge of accommodating a wide range of approaches and methods from a broad spectrum of regions and temporal scale provides a thematic unity by integrating the large range of subjects.
The primary aim of this volume is to give space to the merging trends in history writing that concern diverse themes and approaches seeking innovating ways of explaining sources, specially at a time when the young scholars in various universities and colleges are getting demotivated towards the discipline of History.
About the Authors:
Healing from Kashmir, Rattanlal Hangloo (b 1954) is a Professor and Head, Department of History, University of Hyderabad. He obtained his M.Phil and Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has received many prestigious fellowship including the DAAD and Fulbright. Professor Hangloo has more than 22 years of teaching and research experience. His other works include Agrarian System of Kashmir (1995), Situating Medieval Indian State (1995) and State in Medieval Kashmir (2000), apart from numerous articles published in international and national journals. His research areas include Central Asia, South Asia with special reference to Kashmir History and Medieval Indian History.
A. Murali is a Professor of Modern Indian History in the Department of History, Hyderabad central University. He has published extensively in national and international journals. He is a specialist on History of science and technology on History of science and Technology with special reference to Environment and History of Medicine. He has been awarded many prestigious fellowships.