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Tradition, dissent and ideology : essays in honour of Romila Thapar

Author: Romila Thapar; R Champakalakshmi; Sarvepalli Gopal
Publisher: Delhi : Oxford University Press, 1996.
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Organized around the themes of tradition, dissent and ideology, this volume presents a collection of essays ranging from the Vedic age to the Nehruvian era and across cultural regions from ancient  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tradition, dissent and ideology.
Delhi : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)645849422
Named Person: Romila Thapar; Romila Thapar
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Romila Thapar; R Champakalakshmi; Sarvepalli Gopal
ISBN: 0195638670 9780195638677
OCLC Number: 36232639
Description: viii, 356 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: I. TRADITION AND TRANSFORMATION --
Vedic cosmogonies: conveiving/controlling creation / Kumkum Roy --
Remaking custom: the discourse and practice of colonial codification / Neeladri Bhattacharya --
II. ACCOMMODATION AND DOMINANCE --
Texts and traditions: the making of the Bengal Purāṇas / Kunal Chakrabarti --
Creating a new cultural taste: reading a nineteenth-century Malayalam novel / K.N. Panikkar --
III. CONTESTATION AND AFFIRMATION --
The Siddhas of Tamil Nadu: a voice of dissent / K. Meenakshi --
From devotion and dissent to dominance: the Bhakti of the Tamil Ālvārs and Nāyanārs / R. Champakalakshmi --
Assimilation from a distance: confrontation and Sufi accommodation in Awadh society / Muzaffar Alam --
IV. RESOURCES OF TRADITION --
Nehru, religion and secularism / S. Gopal --
Tradition and resilience: mobilizational energy in the Brahmanical order / Satish Saberwal --
V. STATES AND SYSTEMS --
State and lineage / Shereen Ratnagar --
'Peripheral regions' and 'marginal communities': towards an alternative explanation of early Iron Age material and social formations in Sri Lanka / Sudharshan Seneviratne --
Towards a new discourse: discursive processes in early South India / Rajan Gurukkal.
Responsibility: edited by R. Champakalakshmi, S. Gopal.
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