Kingship and Political Practice in Colonial India available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
Focusing on the two former little kingdoms of Ramnad and Sivaganga which came under colonial governance as revenue estates, this text demonstrates how rivalries among the royal families, and the disintegration of indigenous institutions, contributed to the development of nationalism.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||University of Cambridge Oriental Publications Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)|
Table of ContentsList of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Introduction; 1. Honour, status and state formation in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Maravar country; 2. Cosmological fragmentation in the public sphere; 3. Domain formation in mid-nineteenth-century Ramnad; 4. Human and divine palaces in the fragmentation of monarchical cosmology; 5. Ritual performances, the ruling person and the public; 6. Raja Baskara Setupati and the emergence of a new political style; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.