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The state in India : past and present

The state in India : past and present

Author: Masaaki Kimura; Akio Tanabe
Publisher: New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Covers the period prior to 997 A.D. to 20th century; transcript of papers presented at an international workshop held in Kyoto from 2 to 5 December 1999.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
State in India.
New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
Online version:
State in India.
New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Masaaki Kimura; Akio Tanabe
ISBN: 0195672771 9780195672770
OCLC Number: 65182328
Description: viii, 325 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Section 1. Formation and concept of the state. State and kingship in the period of the Sixteen Mahājanapadas in Ancient North India / Genʼichi Yamazaki ; The integrative model of the state formation in early medieval India : some historiographic remarks / Hermann Kulke ; The social background of state formation in India / Masaaki Kimura --
Section 2. Forms and process of the state. Doṣa (sin)-prāyaścitta (penance) : the predominating ideology in the medieval Deccan / Hiroyuki Kotani ; The coin of the realm : (un)making polities in late pre-colonial South-Asia / Sanjay Subrahmanyam ; The mirasi system as social grammar : state, local society, and raiyat in eighteenth-nineteenth century South India / Tsukasa Mizushima ; Early modernity and colonial transformation : rethinking the role of the king in eighteenth and nineteenth century Orissa, India / Akio Tanabe ; The ethnographic state / Nicholas B. Dirks --
Section 3. Ideas and problematics of the state. The secularity of the state / Peter van der Veer ; Hindu priests under secular government : a case study of the Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram, South India / Masakazu Tanaka ; Democratic culture and images of the state : India's unending ambivalence / Ashis Nandy ; The Indian state in the evolving international order / Matin Zuberi.
Responsibility: edited by Masaaki Kimura and Akio Tanabe.
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Beginning from the ancient period, this volume discusses the nature of the Indian state. It deals with the understanding and envisioning relationships between the state and society and between  Read more...


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