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dc.contributor.authorIkegame, Aya
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-15T07:52:27Z
dc.date.available2022-03-15T07:52:27Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifierONIX_20220314_9781136239106_21
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53305
dc.description.abstractIndia’s Princely States covered nearly 40 per cent of the Indian subcontinent at the time of Indian independence, and they collapsed after the departure of the British. This book provides a chronological analysis of the Princely State in colonial times and its post-colonial legacies. Focusing on one of the largest and most important of these states, the Princely State of Mysore, it offers a novel interpretation and thorough investigation of the relationship of king and subject in South Asia. The book argues that the denial of political and economic power to the king, especially after 1831 when direct British control was imposed over the state administration in Mysore, was paralleled by a counter-balancing multiplication of kingly ritual, rites, and social duties. The book looks at how, at the very time when kingly authority was lacking income and powers of patronage, its local sources of power and social roots were being reinforced and rebuilt in a variety of ways. Using a combination of historical and anthropological methodologies, and based upon substantial archival and field research, the book argues that the idea of kingship lived on in South India and continues to play a vital and important role in contemporary South Indian social and political life.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSL Ethnic studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTB Regional studies
dc.subject.othercity
dc.subject.otherindian
dc.subject.otherkaveri
dc.subject.othermaharaja
dc.subject.othermysore
dc.subject.otherpalace
dc.subject.otherriver
dc.subject.othersultan
dc.subject.othertipu
dc.subject.otheryoung
dc.titlePrincely India Re-imagined
dc.title.alternativeA Historical Anthropology of Mysore from 1799 to the present
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9780203102251
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isbn9781136239106
oapen.relation.isbn9780415554497
oapen.relation.isbn9781138086593
oapen.relation.isbn9780203102251
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages232


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