SOAS University of London

Obituary: Dr Peter Hardy

10 February 2014

Dr Peter Hardy, Reader in the History of Islam in South Asia, and a lecturer in the SOAS History Department from 1947 to 1983, has recently died, aged 91. He was a specialist in the Sultanate period of South Asian history, with a particular interest in Indo-Persian historiography, notably, Historians of Medieval India (London, 1960, republished New Delhi, 1997), but a later work, The Muslims of British India (Cambridge, 1972), was widely used on courses concerning the colonial period.