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Hindu kingship and polity in precolonial India

Author: Norbert Peabody
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2003.
Series: Cambridge studies in Indian history and society, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fascinating 2003 study of the precolonial kingdom of Kota through its historical documents.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norbert Peabody
ISBN: 0521465486 9780521465489
OCLC Number: 50285425
Awards: Joint winner of The Gladstone Prize 2003
Description: xiii, 190 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: The logic of the fish --
2. The king is dead, long live the king!: Karmic kin(g)ship in Kota --
3. In whose turban does the lord reside?: Kings, saints, and merchants in western India --
4. Military fiscalism and the cultural economy of devotion in eighteenth-century Rajasthan --
5. From 'royal service' to 'maternal devotion' during the Jhala Regency: Local politics at the end of the old regime --
6. An incidental history of a supplementary article: Hindu kin(g)ship and early colonial rule --
7. Conclusion: Beyond orientalism.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Indian history and society, 9.
Responsibility: Norbert Peabody.
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