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The last Hindu emperor : Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian past, 1200-2000

Author: Cynthia Talbot
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
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This fascinating new study traces traditions and memories relating to the twelfth-century Indian ruler Prithviraj Chauhan; a Hindu king who was defeated and overthrown during the conquest of Northern India by Muslim armies from Afghanistan. Surveying a wealth of narratives that span more than 800 years, Cynthia Talbot explores the reasons why he is remembered, and by whom. In modern times, the Chauhan king has been  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Talbot, Cynthia.
Last Hindu emperor.
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
x, 316 Seiten
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Talbot
ISBN: 9781316339893 1316339890 9781107118560 1107118565 9781107544376 1107544378
OCLC Number: 956319975
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 Dec 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (x, 316 Seiten)
Contents: Introduction: Layers of memory --
2. Literary trajectories of the historic king --
3. Delhi in the making of the last Hindu emperor --
4. The heroic vision of a regional elite --
5. Imagining the Rajput past in Mughal-era Mewar --
6. Validating Prithvīrāj Rāso in colonial India, 1820s-70s --
7. Contested meanings in a nationalist age, 1880s-1940s --
8. Epilogue: The postcolonial Prithviraj --
Appendix: Prithvīrāj Rāso's textual history.
Responsibility: Cynthia Talbot, University of Texas at Austin.


A fascinating genealogy of the historical memories surrounding Prithviraj Chauhan, a Hindu king who was defeated and overthrown during the Muslim conquest of Northern India. Surveying a wealth of  Read more...


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