Trade Ideology And Urbanization

Author: R. Champakalakshmi
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ISBN: 9780195648751
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Trade Ideology And Urbanization. This Book Discusses Urbanism Not Merely In Terms Of Economy And Demography But Also As A Function Of Cola Imperialism And Bhakti Ideology. It Is Based On Extensive Fieldwork In Tanjavur, Kumbhakonam And Kanchipuram.

Offshore Asia

Author: Fujita Kayoko
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9814311774
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Offshore Asia. This exemplary work of international collaboration takes a comparative approach to the histories of Northeast and Southeast Asia, with contributions from scholars from Japan, Korea and the Englishspeaking academic world. The new scholarship represented by this volume demonstrates that the vast and growing commercial interactions between the countries of eastern Asia have long historical roots. The so-called "opening" to Western trade in the mid-nineteenth century, which is typically seen as the beginning of this process, is shown to be rather the reversal of a relatively temporary phase of state consolidation in the long eighteenth century.

Lords Of The Sea The Ali Rajas Of Cannanore And The Political Economy Of Malabar 1663 1723

Author: Binu John Mailaparambil
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 904744471X
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Lords Of The Sea The Ali Rajas Of Cannanore And The Political Economy Of Malabar 1663 1723 . Focusing mainly on the Mappila Muslim trading family of the Arackal Ali Rajas, this book throws light on the repercussions of European commercial expansion on the traditional socio-political relations in the South Indian kigdom of Cannanore during the early-modern period.

Gifts Of Power

Author: James Heitzman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195639780
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Gifts Of Power. This is a study of state formation, religious institutions, and the economy in southern India during the Chola period (AD 849--1279). The author uses locational and statistical methodologies to analyse the relationship between ritual and administration in a dynamic empire. The author investigates the processes that supported the efflorescence of temple art and architecture, the expansion of trade networkes, and the dominance of the Chola state. Discussions focus on the means and relations of agricultural production, including the construction of irrigation networks: the nature and role of urbanization in a pre-modern economy; the interaction between ritual and administration; the structure of the state; and the relationship between government and intermediate authorities.

India The Ancient Past

Author: Burjor Avari
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317236726
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India The Ancient Past. India: The Ancient Past provides a clear and systematic introduction to the cultural, political, economic, social and geographical history of ancient India from the time of the pre-Harappan culture nine thousand years ago up until the beginning of the second millennium of the Common Era. The book engages with methodological and controversial issues by examining key themes such as the Indus-Sarasvati civilization, the Aryan controversy, the development of Vedic and heterodox religions, and the political economy and social life of ancient Indian kingdoms. This fully revised and updated second edition includes: Three new chapters examining the differences and commonalities between the north and south of India; Extended discussion on contested issues, such as the origins of the Aryans and the role of feudalism in ancient India; New source excerpts to introduce students to the most significant works in the historiography of India, and questions for discussion; Study guides, including a list of key issues, suggested readings and a selection of internet sources for each chapter; Specially designed maps to illustrate different time periods and geographical regions This richly illustrated guide provides a fascinating account of the early development of Indian culture and civilization that will appeal to all students of Indian history.

Early India

Author: Romila Thapar
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520242258
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Early India. "Romila Thapar is the most eminent Indian historian. This superb book is not only the basic history of how India came to be and an introduction to how the writing of history takes shape, but also, not the least, a deconstruction of the historical myth and inventions on which is based the present intolerant and exclusivist Hindu nationalism. It is essential reading today."--Eric Hobsbawm "One of the world's most eminent historians of India, Thapar gives us a thoroughly revised edition of her authoritative general history. This one contains the accumulated research of the last thirty years and includes richly textured accounts of life in ancient India. Like its predecessor, this is indispensable reading for anyone interested in India's long and complex history."--Thomas R. Metcalf, Professor of History and Sarah Kailath Professor of Indian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, and co-author of A Concise History of India "Incorporating newer findings, methods, and interpretations, this thorough and outstandingly written addition to the author's highly acclaimed History of India, Volume One manifests her long and distinguished service to the study of Indian history. Thapar's skillful analysis of how India's past has been interpreted not only brings greater clarity to the understanding of contemporary India, but also contributes usefully to a broader study of history and historiography."--Peter L. Schmitthenner, Associate Professor of History, Virginia Tech

Disputed Mission

Author: Ines G. ┼Żupanov
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ISBN: 9780195658828
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Disputed Mission. Disputed Missions casts a fresh glance at the social and cultural laboratories that were Jesuit missions in pre-colonial South India. By focussing on a dispute between two missionaries in Madurai in the beginning of the seventeenth century, this book chronicles the first efforts at explaining the origin, structure and nature of local religious practices.

Early Interactions Between South And Southeast Asia

Author: Pierre-Yves Manguin
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9814345105
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Early Interactions Between South And Southeast Asia. This book takes stock of the results of some two decades of intensive archaeological research carried out on both sides of the Bay of Bengal, in combination with renewed approaches to textual sources and to art history. To improve our understanding of the trans-cultural process commonly referred to as Indianisation, it brings together specialists of both India and Southeast Asia, in a fertile inter-disciplinary confrontation. Most of the essays reappraise the millennium-long historiographic no-man's land during which exchanges between the two shores of the Bay of Bengal led, among other processes, to the Indianisation of those parts of the region that straddled the main routes of exchange. Some essays follow up these processes into better known "classical" times or even into modern times, showing that the localisation process of Indian themes has long remained at work, allowing local societies to produce their own social space and express their own ethos.

The Crest Of The Peacock

Author: George Gheverghese Joseph
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691135267
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The Crest Of The Peacock. "Enthralling ... After reading it, we cannot see the past in the same comforting haze of age-old stories, faithfully and uncritically retold from teacher to pupil down the years ... Invaluable for mathematics teachers at all levels."--New Scientist.