Richard M. Eaton

Richard Maxwell Eaton (born 1940) is an American historian, currently working as a professor of history at the University of Arizona.[1] He is known for having written the notable books on the history of India before 1800. He is also credited for his work on the social roles of Sufis, slavery, and cultural history of pre-modern India.[2] His research is focused on the Deccan, the Bengal frontier, and Islam in India. Some of his notable works include Temple Desecration and Indo-Muslim States and India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765, which gives an cultural and historical account of India from the middle ages to the arrival of the British.[3][4][5]

Richard M. Eaton
Richard M. Eaton
Richard M. Eaton
BornRichard Maxwell Eaton
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Alma materCollege of Wooster, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Notable works
  • Temple Desecration and Indo-Mulim States


Eaton has written and edited several books on India and related topics:

  • Sufis of Bijapur, 1300-1700 - Princeton University Preas : 1978[6]
  • Islamic History as Global History - American Historical Association,: 1990
  • Firuzabad: Palace City of the Deccan - Oxford University Press : 1992
  • The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760 - Oxford University Press : 1993
  • Essays on Islam and Indian history - Oxford University Press : 2000[7]
  • A Social History of the Deccan, 1300-1761 0 Eight Indian Lives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, - published: 2000 (The New Cambridge History of India. I.8,)
  • India's Islamic Traditions, 711-1750 (general editor). Oxford University Press: 2003
  • Approaches to the Study of Conversion to Islam in India in Religious Movements in South Asia 600-1800 (edited by David N. Lorenzen) - Oxford University Press: 2005
  • Temple Desecration and Muslim States in Medieval India - published: 2004
  • Slavery and South Asian History (co-editor with Indrani Chatterjee) - Indiana University Press: 2006, ISBN 978-0-253-11671-0
  • Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India's Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600 - Oxford University Press: 2014
  • India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765 - University of California Press; Penguin: 2019[8][9]
  • co-ed. with Ramya Sreenivasan. The Oxford Handbook of the Mughal World. 2020. (in process, DOI:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190222642.001.0001


  1. ^ "56655768". VIAF. Retrieved 2021-01-22.
  2. ^ "Eaton, Richard M".
  3. ^ Sharma, Sudhirendar (2019-12-14). "'India in the Persianate Age' review: The syncretic age of Persia in India". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-03-03.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Butler, John (2020-06-12). ""India in the Persianate Age, 1000–1765" by Richard M Eaton". Asian Review of Books. Retrieved 2021-03-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Guha, Ramachandra (10 January 2020). "Indian cosmopolis - Book Review - Medieval history". Times Literary Supplement. Retrieved 2021-03-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ The Sufis of Bijapur, 1300-1700. March 8, 2015. ISBN 9780691616483 – via
  7. ^ Eaton, Richard Maxwell (February 6, 2002). Essays on Islam and Indian History. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195662658 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "Richard M Eaton Books - Biography and List of Works - Author of 'A Social History Of the Deccan, 13001761'".
  9. ^ "Eaton, Richard Maxwell". WorldCat Identities.

External linksEdit