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1 Introduction Off the beaten path in Eastern Malwa there is a pair of villages, Badoh and Pathari. The surrounding landscape (Fig. 1) is dotted with monadnocks that tell a tale of geological time, microliths in the soil speak of human prehistory, rock paintings bridge the gap to history, and stone

In: Indo-Iranian Journal

Eastern Mālwā, with its capital, Bhīlsā, and the country lying between the Vindhyas and the Sātpūras. The province formed part of the dominions of the Mauryas, the Western Satraps, the Guptas of Magadha, the White Huns, and the Kingdom of Kanawd̲j̲, and then passed to the Mālawās, from whom it has its

dādanī from agents based on the West Coast (especially Surat) was given in person to weavers all across the cotton-growing and weaving areas of eastern Malwa. The Burhanpur documents reinforce this: much of the revenue generated by the city was in transit taxes on completed cotton fabrics (Gordon 1989

In: Asian Review of World Histories

has considered the logistical problems of the Gupta empire, which was “multicentrally structured.” These multicentres consisted, according to Virkus, of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Mathura and adjoining districts of western Uttar Pradesh, and the Sanchi-Vidisa-Eran zone of eastern Malwa, whence the empire

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient