State, Pluralism, and the Indian Historical Tradition by Satish ChandraState, Pluralism, and the Indian Historical Tradition by Satish Chandra

State, Pluralism, and the Indian Historical Tradition

bySatish Chandra

Paperback | October 1, 2009

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This collection of seminal essays, by one of the most eminent historians and educationists, provides a comprehensive view of medieval India . It explores four main themes-evolution of state, role of towns and urbanism, the historical and maritime traditions, and cultural pluralism. Towards the end of the volume, Satish Chandra surveys the role of leading Indian historians in promoting a more critical and secular view of medieval India. In a concluding historical assessment of the last fifty years, he highlights the role India could play in a challenging world order.
Satish Chandra is Secretary of the Comprehensive History of India project and Indian Ocean Studies Society, New Delhi. He was Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Chairman at the University Grants Commission, India.
Title:State, Pluralism, and the Indian Historical TraditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198064209

ISBN - 13:9780198064206


Table of Contents

Preface1. Concept of State: The Indian Perspective and the World2. State and Society in Medieval India: The Early Phase3. Rajasthan: The Rise of State and its Evaluation, Case of Jodhpur4. Towns in the Orient and Fernand Braudel5. Small Towns (Qasbas) in West Rajasthan During the Seventeenth Century6. Cultural and Political Role of Delhi, 1675-17257. India's Maritime Tradition: A Review8. Some Modern Indian Historians: Ishwari Prasad, R.P. Tripathi, Sayyid Nurul Hasan9. Interactions of Bhakti and Sufi Movements in South Asia10. Half a Century of India's Freedom: Retrospect and ProspectIndex