Courtly Culture and Political Life in Early Medieval India
By (author) Daud Ali
Normal Price: $170.00
Your Price: $153.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $17.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.65 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Courtly Culture and Political Life in Early Medieval India by Daud Ali
Book DescriptionScholars have long studied classical Sanskrit culture in almost total isolation from its courtly context. This book focuses exclusively on the royal court as a social and cultural institution. Using both literary and inscriptional sources, it begins with the rise and spread of royal households and political hierarchies from the Gupta period (c.350-750), and traces the emergence of a coherent courtly worldview which would remain stable for almost a millennium to 1200. Later chapters examine key features of courtly life such as: manners, ethics, concepts of personal beauty, and theories of disposition. The book ends with a sustained examination of the theory and practice of erotic love in the context of the wider social dynamics and anxieties which faced the people of the court.
Buy Courtly Culture and Political Life in Early Medieval India book by Daud Ali from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521816274
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Daud Ali
Hands-on History! Ancient India, Hardback (November 2013)
Helps you discover the rich heritage of the Indus Valley and the Mughal Empire, with 15 step-by-step projects and 340 pictures. This title features 15 easy-to-do projects inspired by traditional arts and crafts actively involve the reader in understanding the past - sculpt an Aryan offering cup, tie a sari, and cook a delicious chickpea curry.
Courtly Culture and Political Life in Early Medieval India, Paperback (September 2011)
Daud Ali's book explores courtly culture in classical India.
Garden and Landscape Practices in Precolonial India, Hardback (April 2011)
Contributed articles presented at the workshop at Central University of Hyderabad, 22-25 January 2007 titled fragrance, symmetry and light: the history of gardens and garden culture in the Deccan.
Knowledge Production, Pedagogy, and Institutions in Colonial India, Hardback (April 2011)» View all books by Daud Ali
This volume seeks to revise the Saidian analytical framework which dominated research on the subject of colonial knowledge for almost two decades, which emphasized colonial knowledge as a series of representations of colonial hegemony. It seeks to contribute to research in the field by analyzing knowledge in colonial India as a dynamic process.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Courtly Culture and Political Life in Early Medieval India book by Daud Ali and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Daud Ali
Daud Ali is a Lecturer in the History Department at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.