Hindu Kingship and Polity in Precolonial India

Hindu Kingship and Polity in Precolonial India

by Norbert Peabody
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521465486

ISBN-13: 9780521465489

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Norbert Peabody analyzes changes to the foundations of royal power in the Rajasthani kingdom of Kota during the late precolonial and early colonial eras. Peabody charts these changes in relation to broader socio-economic transformations within the larger royal polity. He concludes that different societies not only establish different co-ordinates of value in their

Overview

Norbert Peabody analyzes changes to the foundations of royal power in the Rajasthani kingdom of Kota during the late precolonial and early colonial eras. Peabody charts these changes in relation to broader socio-economic transformations within the larger royal polity. He concludes that different societies not only establish different co-ordinates of value in their constructions of the past, but also that the very processes of social and political transformation differ from society to society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521465489
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Indian History and Society, #9
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1. The King is dead, long live the King!: or Karmic Kin(g)ship in Kota; 2. In whose turban does the Lord reside?: Kings, Saints, and merchants in Western India; 3. Military fiscalism and the cultural economy of devotion in eighteenth century Rajasthan; 4. From 'Royal Service' to 'maternal devotion' during the Jhala Regency: local politics at the end of the Old Regime; 5. An incidental history of a supplementary article: Hindu Kin(g)ship and early Colonial rule.

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