Kingship and Colonialism in India's Deccan: 1850-1948

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Rejecting simplified notions of "civilizational clashes," Kingship and Colonialism in India's Deccan argues for a new perspective on Hindu, Muslim, and colonial power relations in India in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Using archival sources from London, Delhi, and Hyderabad, in English, Urdu, and Telugu, the book makes use of interviews and private family records as well as princely-colonial records uncovered outside of the archival respositories.

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"Cohen has made a major contribution to South Indian history with this first book... Well researched and well written... Highly recommended." —CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403974471
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/26/2006
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Benjamin Cohen is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Utah. He teaches courses on South Asia and Asian history.

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Table of Contents


Chapter One: At the Edge of Empire

Chapter Two: Soldiers, Mercenaries, and Moneylenders

Chapter Three: Turbans, Titles and Tigers: Symbols of Rulership

Chapter Four: The Court of Wards in Hyderabad

Chapter Five: The Death of Kings, the Birth of a Nation


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