Precolonial India in Practice: Society, Region, and Identity in Medieval Andhra

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - History - 305 pages
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The society of traditional India is frequently characterized as static and dominated by caste. This study challenges older interpretations, arguing that medieval India was actually a time of dynamic change and fluid social identities. Using records of religious endowments from Andhra Pradesh, author Cynthia Talbot reconstructs a regional society of the precolonial past as it existed in practice.
 

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Contents

Medieval India A History in Transition
1
1 Andhras Age of Inscriptions 10001650
18
2 The Society of Kakatiya Andhra
48
3 Temples and Temple Patronage in Kakatiya Andhra
87
4 The Kakatiya Political Network
126
5 The Kakatiyas in Telugu Historical Memory
174
Toward a New Model of Medieval India
208
Andhra Inscriptions 10001649
216
Kakatiya Andhra Inscriptions
226
Notes
259
References
285
Index
300
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Cynthia Talbot is at University of Texas, Austin.

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