Kingship and Political Practice in Colonial India
By (author) Pamela G. Price
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Kingship and Political Practice in Colonial India by Pamela G. Price
Book DescriptionIn this 1996 cultural history which considers the transformation of south Indian institutions under British colonial rule in the nineteenth century, Pamela Price focuses on the two former 'little kingdoms' of Ramnad and Sivaganga which came under colonial governance as revenue estates. She demonstrates how rivalries among the royal families and major zamindari temples, and the disintegration of indigenous institutions of rule, contributed to the development of nationalism and identity amongst the people of southern Tamil country. The author also shows how religious symbols and practices going back to the seventeenth century were reformulated and acquired a new significance in the colonial context. Arguing for a reappraisal of the relationship of Hinduism to politics, Price finds that these symbols and practices continue to inform popular expectation of political leadership today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521052290
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This 2006 book considers the transformation of southern Indian institutions under British colonial rule, focusing on the two former 'little kingdoms' of Ramnad and Sivaganga.
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