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

Hardcover | September 15, 2001

byCynthia Talbot

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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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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 regiona...

Cynthia Talbot is at University of Texas, Austin.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195136616

ISBN - 13:9780195136616

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"Talbot offers an important critique of existing scholarship in medieval Indian history and suggests promising directions for reenvisioning this history."--Asia