Black Death

Richard D. Saran rdsaran at UMICH.EDU
Wed Jun 3 12:53:58 UTC 1998

Rajasthani chronicles compiled in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
mention that much of western Rajasthan was depopulated between about 1330
and 1450.  They don't say why, but the Black Death might be one reason.
Another would be the Muslim policy of removing whole populations to areas
under their direct control.

Richard D. Saran
South Asia Division
Graduate Library
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(313) 936-2346
rdsaran at

On Tue, 2 Jun 1998, Mary Storm wrote:

> Greetings Indologists:
> Could anybody tell me if India experienced the Black Death ( 1347-1351)
> which so devastated Europe?
>  It seems the Black Death originated in China and travelled with the
> Golden Horde and affected areas in the Middle East and North Africa as
> well as Europe, but I have not found references to India.
> I am not having any luck finding info in places where I assume it should
> be, e.g. Ibn Battuta.
> Any help would be gratefully received. Thanks!!
> Mary Storm

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