Book — xxxiii, 306 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
1. Iran's Foreign Policy: History, Geo-politics and Diplomacy as Determiners
2. Iran and the United States of America
3. The Conundrum: Iran's Relations with Regional Powers
4. Power and Rivalry: Iran and the Arab World
5. Iran's Complex Relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan
6. Prospects and Progress: Iran's Evolving Relationship with Russia and China
7. Iran's Engagement with Central Asia and South Caucasus
8. Pivotal Geography: India and Iran Relations Present Realities.
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This book analyses Iran's foreign policy in order to better assess its relations with India and the factors that are propelling the two nations closer. In a region susceptible to power plays, how far can India-Iran partnership go? This book will be of interest to scholars of International Relations, Iranian Politics and Iranian Foreign Policy. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 
Book — xiii, 449 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 26 cm
Note to the Reader
List of Abbreviations
1. Introduction to Iranian Mobilities and Persianate Mediations in the Deccan / Keelan Overton
2. Iran and the Doors to the Deccan, ca. 1400-1650: Some Aspects / Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam
3. Excerpt on Yusuf Beg 'Adil Khan, from Rafi' al-Din Shirazi's Tazkirat al-Muluk / Translated by Wheeler Thackston
4. Ghariban in the Deccan: Migration, Elite Mobility, and the Making and Unmaking of an Early Modern State / Roy S. Fischel
5. Dynastic Self-Fashioning and the Arts of the Pen: Sufi and Calligraphy Networks between Fifteenth-Century Shiraz and Bidar / Peyvand Firouzeh
6. From Iran to the Deccan: Architectural Transmission and the Madrasa of Mahmud Gavan at Bidar / Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom
7. Qur'an Manuscript No. 106 Copied by 'Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni al-Shirazi and Endowed to the Shrine of Imam Riza by Ibrahim Qutb Shah / Maryam Habibi, translated by Arash Khazeni
8. Vaqfnama of Ibrahim Qutb Shah in the 'Abd al-Qadir Qur'an Manuscript Endowed to the Shrine of Imam Riza / Translated by Jake Benson
9. Faith and Fate: The Khalili Falnama and Shi'i Identity in Golconda / Rachel Parikh
10. Indo-Persian Histories from the Object Out: The St Andrews Qur'an Manuscript between Timurid, Safavid, Mughal, and Deccani Worlds / Keelan Overton and Kristine Rose-Beers (with contributions by Bruce Wannell)
11. The Qit'at-i Khushkhatt Album: Authenticity and Provenance / Jake Benson
12. Khalilullah "Padishah of the Pen": Royal Scribe and Ambassador of Shah 'Abbas and Ibrahim 'Adil Shah II / Hamidreza Ghelichkhani, translated by Kimia Maleki and Jake Benson
13. Forging a Canon of Dakhni Literature: Translations and Retellings from Persian / Sunil Sharma
14. On Heroes and History: Responding to the Shahnama in the Deccan, 1500-1800 / Subah Dayal
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In the early 1400s, Iranian elites began migrating to the Deccan plateau of southern India. Lured to the region for many reasons, these poets, traders, statesmen, and artists of all kinds left an indelible mark on the Islamic sultanates that ruled the Deccan until the late seventeenth century. The result was the creation of a robust transregional Persianate network linking such distant cities as Bidar and Shiraz, Bijapur and Isfahan, and Golconda and Mashhad. Iran and the Deccan explores the circulation of art, culture, and talent between Iran and the Deccan over a three-hundred-year period. Its interdisciplinary contributions consider the factors that prompted migration, the physical and intellectual poles of connectivity between the two regions, and processes of adaptation and response. Placing the Deccan at the center of Indo-Persian and early modern global history, Iran and the Deccan reveals how mobility, liminality, and cultural translation nuance the traditional methods and boundaries of the humanities. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Book — xix, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Introduction: cosmopolitanism, courtliness and ethics in the Deccani Sultanates
Part I. Courtly Society: 1. Courtly disposition
2. Networks, patrons and friends
3. Courts, merchants and commodities
Part II. Courtly Skills: 4. Scribal skills
5. Esoteric skills
6. Martial skills
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In the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, courtliness was crucial to the political and cultural life of the Deccan. Divided between six states competing for territory, resources and skills, the medieval and early modern Deccan was a region of striking ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity. People used multifaceted trans-regional networks - mercantile, kinship, friendship and intellectual - to move across the Persian-speaking world and to find employment at the Deccan courts. This movement, Emma J. Flatt argues, was facilitated by the existence of a shared courtly disposition. Engagement in courtly skills such as letter-writing, perfume-making, astrological divination, performing magic, sword-fighting and wrestling thus became a route to both worldly success and ethical refinement. Using a diverse range of treatises, chronicles, poetry and letters, Flatt unpicks the ways this challenged networks of acceptable behaviour and knowledge in the Indo-Islamicate courtly world - and challenges the idea of perpetual hostility between Islam and Hinduism in Indian history. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
Book — xiv, 488 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates in color : maps ; 25 cm
Protected by vast mountains and seas, the Indian subcontinent might seem a nearly complete and self-contained world with its own religions, philosophies, and social systems. And yet this ancient land and its varied societies experienced prolonged and intense interaction with the peoples and cultures of East and Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa, and especially Central Asia and the Iranian plateau. Richard M. Eaton tells this extraordinary story with relish and originality, as he traces the rise of Persianate culture, a many-faceted transregional world connected by ever-widening networks across much of Asia. Introduced to India in the eleventh century by dynasties based in eastern Afghanistan, this culture would become progressively indigenized in the time of the great Mughals (sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries). Eaton brilliantly elaborates the complex encounter between India's Sanskrit culture--an equally rich and transregional complex that continued to flourish and grow throughout this period--and Persian culture, which helped shape the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire, and a host of regional states. This long-term process of cultural interaction is profoundly reflected in the languages, literatures, cuisines, attires, religions, styles of rulership and warfare, science, art, music, and architecture--and more--of South Asia. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — xiv, 367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
BY THE AUTHOR OF WALKING THE HIMALAYAS, WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Download Levison Wood's Silk Road odyssey, Eastern Horizons, onto your splash-proof kindle. Then read on a sun-lounger, between dozes, wishing you were doing those terribly adventurous things - which being secretly glad you're not.' Duncan Craig, Sunday Times Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of GBP750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there. EASTERN HORIZONS is a true traveller's tale in the tradition of the best of the genre, populated by a cast of eccentric characters; from mujahideen fighters to the Russian mafia. Along the way he meets some people who showed great hospitality, while others would rather have murdered him... This book confirms that Levison Wood, Winner of the 2016 Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book Of The Year Award, has indeed 'breathed new life into adventure travel ' (Michael Palin). (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of GBP750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there. EASTERN HORIZONS is a true traveller's tale in the tradition of the best of the genre, populated by a cast of eccentric characters; from mujahideen fighters to the Russian mafia. Along the way he meets some people who showed great hospitality, while others would rather have murdered him... This book confirms that Levison Wood, Winner of the 2016 Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book Of The Year Award, has indeed 'breathed new life into adventure travel ' (Michael Palin). (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Acknowledgements Prologue I. MOHABHAROT Full Chakra: Patna, Bodh Gaya East is East: Rajgir, Nalanda, back to Patna Golden Temples, Iron Walls: Delhi, Amritsar, Harmandir Sahib and the Sikhs, Wagah and entering Pakistan, back to Delhi The Shoulders of Giants: Lahore, Taxila Crosshairs across Worlds: Back in Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan, Quetta II IRANZAMIN New Familiar Faces: Quetta Airport, Zahedan to Kerman, Rayen, Mashhad Nothing in my Cloak but God: Neyshabur, Tus Rise and Rise Again: Yazd, Esfahan, Kashan A Gate for All Nations: Shiraz, Takht-e Jamshid Never Too Old: Ahvaz, Chogha Zanbil, Shush, Tehran, Tabriz.
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In 2011, Zeeshan Khan decided to travel from his city Dhaka via India and Pakistan to Iran and on to Europe. This book traces his journey till he left the borders of Iran, a distance he completed in about 60 days. For Khan the journey was about travelling along a historical route steeped in cultures, languages, religions and races, all woven together as a single, indivisible whole. While India represented somewhat familiar terrain, travelling through contemporary Pakistan and Iran was a particular eye-opener for the author. Much of the current realities of the region are reflected in the book, along with Khan's own commentary about what he observed and encountered. Equally a pleasure to read for the armchair traveller or the seasoned one, the book is a stunning snapshot of life along a well-worn route known for its spiritual depth and philosophical richness. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
First edition. - New Delhi : Manak Publications, 2015.
Book — lxix, 250 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 23 cm
Contributed articles presented at the International Seminar on Mir Syed Ali Hamadani and the relevance of the Sufi teachings in 21st century, held on March 09, 2010, at Poona and the International Seminar on "India and Iran: Our Cultural Legacy of the Past", organised by Pune University, held during April 3-5, 2011.
New Delhi : Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses, 2012.
Book — 72 p. ; 23 cm.
This study examines Israel's changing perception of Iran and the underlying reasons for the current Israeli tension, anxiety, verbal acrimony and fears. In deconstructing Israel's fears vis-à-vis Iran, the study looks at Israel's failures to revisit its erstwhile peripheral diplomacy and to make adequate changes. Israel was unable to overcome the nostalgia of the past bonhomie and evolve a cohesive policy on Iran. Moreover, it was afraid of the cost of such a radical shift in its fundamental plank vis-à-vis Iran: the peripheral diplomacy. With the result, Iran soon became a nightmare for Israeli foreign policy and the security establishment. The nuclear controversy is just a recent addition. Given the growing importance of Israel and Iran to India, what are New Delhi's options vis-à-vis the Israel-Iran tensions?
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Book — xvi, 399 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
1. Introduction: the travel account from Beijing to the Bosphorus
2. From Timur to the Bahmanis: fifteenth-century views
3. Courtly encounters
4. An ocean of wonders
5. When hell is other people
6. An eastern mirror
7. The long road to rum
8. On early-modern travel.
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Originally published in 2007, this groundbreaking work is based on detailed and sensitive readings of travel accounts in Persian, dealing with India, Iran and Central Asia between around 1400 and 1800. The first comprehensive treatment of this neglected genre of literature (safar nama), it links the Mughals, Safavids and Central Asia in a crucial period of transformation and cultural contact. The authors' close reading of these travel accounts help us enter the mental and moral worlds of the Muslim and non-Muslim literati who produced these valuable narratives. These accounts are presented in a comparative framework, which sets them side by side with other Asian accounts, as well as early modern European travel narratives, and opens up a rich and unsuspected vista of cultural and material history. This book can be read for a better understanding of the nature of early modern encounters, but also for the sheer pleasure of entering a new world. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Preface Acknowledgements Notes on Romanization and Dates Modernity, Heterotopia, and Homeless Texts Orientalism's Genesis Amnesia Persianate Europology Imagining European Women Contested Memories Crafting National Identity Patriotic and Matriotic Nationalism Postscript Index.
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Mohamad Tavakoli Targhi offers a corrective to works on Orientalism that focus solely on European scholarly productions without exploring the significance of native scholars and vernacular scholarship to the making of Oriental studies. He brings to light a wealth of 18th- and 19th-century Indo-Persian texts, made "homeless" by subsequent nationalist histories and shows how they relate to Indo-Iranian modernity. In doing so, he argues for a radical re-writing of Iranian history with profound implications for Islamic debates on gender. (source: Nielsen Book Data)