Precolonial India in Practice: Society, Region, and Identity in Medieval Andhra
Oxford University Press, 2001 - History - 305 pages
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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