The Making of Early Medieval India by Brajadulal ChattopadhyayaThe Making of Early Medieval India by Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya

The Making of Early Medieval India

byBrajadulal Chattopadhyaya

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This volume explores the processes and nature of change in Indian society over a period of about six hundred years, between the seventh and the thirteenth centuries. The notion of change articulated in these essays marks a radical departure from what exists in the current historiography of theperiod. Change here is shown as being represented by processes of progressive transformation, and not-as in the many available visions of the period-by the breakdown of an earlier social order. The essays provide an alternative perspective of the making of early medieval society in India. This newedition comes with an extensive introduction updating the research on the subject. This book will be an important reading for undergraduate and post graduate students, teachers, and researchers of medieval Indian history.

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Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya is former Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is also the series editor of Debates in Indian History and Society series, OUP India, Delhi.

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Title:The Making of Early Medieval IndiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198077254

ISBN - 13:9780198077251

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsList of Abbreviations1. Introduction: The Making of Early Medieval India2. Irrigation in Early Medieval Rajasthan3. Origin of the Rajputs: The Political, Economic and Social Processes in Early Medieval Rajasthan4. Markets and Merchants in Early Medieval Rajasthan5. Early Memorial Stones of Rajasthan: A Primary Analysis of Their Inscriptions6. Trade and Urban Centres in Early Medieval North India7. Urban Centres in Early Medieval India: An Overview8. Political Processes and the Structure of Polity in Early Medieval India9. Religion in a Royal Household: A Study of Some Aspects of Rajasekhara's KarpuramanjariBibliographyIndex