An Inter-disciplinary 
Bi-annual Journal

Centre for Deccan Studies

P.O. Box 89, Khairatabad P.O.
 Hyderabad 500 004 (India)


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Prof A.R. Kulkarni

Executive Editor
Dr V.K. Bawa

Sri Ali Bilgrami


Prof Aloka Parasher-Sen
Prof S. Sirajuddin
Prof A. Satyanarayana,
Dr H. Rajendra Prasad
Prof D.P. Joshi
Dr M.A. Nayeem
Dr Benjamin B. Cohen
Sri P.P.C. Joshi

Advisory Board

Prof R.E. Frykenberg,
University of Wisconsin
Prof M.R.K. Sharma,
Osmania University 
Dr V.V. Krishna Sastry
Prof Karen Leonard,
University of California
Sri Jagdish Mittal
Prof Isaac Sequeira,
Osmania University


Prof K. Chandrashekar,
University of Bangalore
Prof H. Kotani,
University of Tokyo 
Prof Phillip Wagoner,
Wesleyan University
Prof Daud Ali,
SOAS, London
Dr Rahimuddin Kemal
Prof Omar Khalidi,


Volume I, Number 1A, January-June 2002

The Enigma of Acharya Nagarjuna
V.V. Krishna Sastry

Delhi, Warangal and Kakatiya Historical Memory
Phillip B. Wagoner

Interview with Zeenat Sajida
Oudesh Rani Bawa

Nusrati's Ali Nama--A Ballad on the Life of Ali Adil Shah II
Zeenat Sajida

Deccani Miniature Painting in the 16th and 17th Centuries:
Ahmadnagar, Bijapur and Golconda

Jagdish Mittal

Architecture in the Deccan--The Kingdom of Golconda
V.K. Bawa, Sajjad Shahid and Vasanta Shobha

British Colonial Policy and the Development of the
Cotton Economy in Berar Deccan, 1850-1870

Laxman D. Satya

Book Notes


Volume II, Number 1, January-June 2004

The impact of Indian Ocean Trade on the Economy
and Politics of Early Medieval Goa (8-15 c. AD)

Pius Malekandathil

Sir Akbar Hydari: The Forgotten Prime Minister
of Hyderabad State

T.V. Haranatha Babu

Makhdoom Mohiuddin: Poet and Revolutionary
Narendra Luther

Swami Ramananda Tirtha and the Hyderabad Struggle
for Integration in India. Reviews of Karmayogi
Sanyasi by Narendra Chapalgaonkar

N.G. Rajurkar, D.P. Joshi

A Guide to Unpublished Manuscripts and Documents
on the History of Hyderabad in British, American,
Pakistani and Indian Collections

Omar Khalidi


Book Notes  

Volume I, Number 1B, June-Dec 2003

Editorial: The Misuse of History
Wali Deccani
                                Rahmat Yousuf-Zai

 Defining the Deccan: The Archaeology of
Localities and the Writing of Regional History
Aloka Parasher

The Portuguese and the Chhatrapati of Karveer State
A.R. Kulkarni

Deccani Art for the Common Man-- Paithan Paintings
D.N. Varma

Religious Identities in the Heritage of Govapuri:
Some Artifacts in the Pilar Seminary Museum

Fr Cosme Jose Costa

A.P. State Archives and Research Institute, Hyderabad
P. Krishna Moorthy

A Research Scholar's Perspective on A.P. State Archives
Peter L. Schmitthemer  

Book Notes
Volume II, Number 2, July-Dec 2004

Heritage Management and the Preservation of
Archaeological Sites in the Lower Deccan
K. Paddayya

In the Service of the Lord: Temple Girls in the
Medieval Deccan

Rekha Pande

Sister Shia States? Safavid Iran and the Deccan
in the 16th Century AD

Colin Mitchell

The Hyderabad Connection in the Hoseyn-e Kord
Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson

Review Article on The White Mughals
by William Dalrymple

Karen Leonard


Book Notes



Centre for Deccan Studies 

Since its inception in 1987, the Centre has sought to focus attention through seminars, lectures and research projects on the historical and contemporary problems of the four states of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Kamataka and Maharashtra. The research studies being undertaken on each of the four states can best be understood in the wider context of the Deccan its political, economical and cultural life.

From 1998 to 2000, the Centre undertook with a grant from the India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore, a study of "The Architecture of the Deccan: The Kingdom of Golconda." Subsequently, two seminars were held arising out of this project, with participants from different parts of the Deccan.

Deccan Studies

The Journal is dedicated to the study of the past of the Deccan, placing it in its present-day context. It is intended to help scholars working on any aspect of the Deccan to gain access to the scholarly world in India and abroad. It is also intended to cater to the needs of the educated layman concerned with the social, political, cultural and economic history or the four states.

The museums and archival collections of the Deccan with their remarkable collections of bronzes, ancient coins, textiles and paintings, as well as the repositories of manuscripts and printed books in the region, have to be surveyed, and their contents made accessible to visitors and scholars alike. Archaeological and other types of research based on literary, archaeological and ethnographic data, have also to be presented to the scholarly world. The Journal provides a forum for publishing such researches and debating the issues which arise out of such studies.

Publication Details

The Journal of Deccan Studies started publication in 2002. It is brought out twice a year in January and July.

All correspondence regarding publication and subscriptions should be addressed to Deccan Studies, C/o Prachee Publications, 3-3-859/1/A 11 Floor, Lane opposite Arya Samaj, Kachiguda, Hyderabad 500 026, A.P. India.

Format: 1/8 Demy size, 100-120 pages, printed on 65-70 gsm maplitho paper, perfect binding.




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Vol. I,  No. 1A, Jan-June 2002
Vol. I, No. 1B, June-Dec 2003
Vol. II, No. 1, Jan-June 2004
Vol. II, No. 2, July-Dec 2004
Vol. III, No. 1, Jan-June 2005
Vol. III, No. 2, July-Dec 2005

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