Centestations and Accommodations is a discussion on the social, economic and political history of the Mewat region of north India spanning the period thirteenth to the early eighteenth centuries. It is a story of the Meo tribe, their social transformation, peasantization and Islamici-zation. Generally known for their criminal and predatory activities like cattle lifting and plundering in the Mewat region, the Meos, the book argues, switched to plough-based, sedentary agriculture and even emerged as the landed class of the region, established their zamindaris throughout the region, acquired gotra (caste) identities and prominence as a community. They were further socialized, says the author, as the Mughal Emperors’ personal bodyguards and palace guards popularly referred to as khidmatiyyas; and as dak meoras they dominated the postal and espionage system of the Mughal state. The region, as it emerges from the text was of immense strategic importance for both the Sultans of Delhi and the Mughal Emperors.