South India Under the Cholas by Y. SubbarayaluSouth India Under the Cholas by Y. Subbarayalu

South India Under the Cholas

byY. Subbarayalu

Hardcover | January 2, 2012

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This book explores different aspects of state-society interactions in medieval south India under the reign of the Cholas. Divided into two parts - Epigraphy and History, and State and Society - the first provides an in-depth analysis of Tamil epigraphy and inscriptions. While interpretinginscriptional terminology, it discusses the socio-economic milieu, merchant guilds, and other sociological aspects. The next section traces the evolution of the medieval state, economy, and society. It discusses land surveys, Chola revenue system and sale deeds, and property rights. The authorexamines, in detail, the emergence of new organizations like Urar, Nattar, and Periyanattar, and maritime trade guilds, and social classes like landholders, cultivators, slaves, and the left and right hand divisions. The introduction contextualizes these essays in current research scenario andhistoriography and also provides a brief overview of the evolution of the Chola state and society. This book will be of considerable interest to scholars, teachers, and students of medieval history, particularly those interested in south India, Cholas, and early medieval India.
Y. Subbarayalu is Researcher and Head, Department of Indology, French Institute of Pondicherry. He was the President of Tamil Nadu History Congress in 1999.
Title:South India Under the CholasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198077351

ISBN - 13:9780198077350


Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgementsList of Tables and MapsList of AppendicesIntroductionPart I:Epigraphy and History1. Tamil Epigraphy: Past and Present2. The Social and Economic Milieu of the Pulangurichi Inscriptions3. The Merchant Guild Inscription at Barus in Sumatra4. Sociological Aspects of the Personal Names and Titles5. Interpreting Inscriptional TerminologyPart II:State and Society6. Measurement and Classification of Land7. An Overview of the Chola Revenue System8. Quantifying Land Revenue of the Chola State9. Sale Deeds and Property Rights10. Urar, Nattar, and Periyanattar11. Alunganam and Mulaparudai: Two Early Village Bodies12. Landholders, Cultivators, and Slaves13. Social Change and the Right and Left Hand Divisions14. Anjuvannam: A Maritime Trade Guild of Medieval Times15. Erivirapattinam: Warriors and the State16. The Chola State17. Characterizing the Chola StateAppendicesIndex