STEIN, Burton

STEIN, Burton. Chicago 1926 — 26.4.1996. U.S. Historian of South Asia. Studies at the University of Chicago (M.A. 1954, Ph.D. 1957), then taught at Minneapolis and 1965-83 at University of Hawaii. After early retirement from Hawaii moved to London in 1983 and worked as Professorial Research associate at S.O.A.S. Died in an illness. Married 1983 with Dorothy Stein. A specialist of social and economic history of India, especially of South India.

Publications: Peasant state and society in medieval South India. 533 p. O.U.P. 1980.

– “State Formation and Economy Reconsidered: Part One”, Modern Asian Studies 19:3, 1984, 387-413; other articles.

Vijayanagara. 156 p. The New Cambridge History of India 1:2. Cambr. 1989.

Thomas Munro: the origins of the colonial state and his vision of empire. 374 p. O.U.P. 1989.

A History of India. 448 p. 1998.

Sources: *F. Conlon, J. of Asian Studies 1956, 1997, 292-294; S. Subrahmanyam, South Asia Research 17:2, 1997; Wikipedia.

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