Item Code: IDF351
Oxford University Press
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Is the state today an offshoot of the pre-colonial Indian state or was it introduced by British colonial rule? This volume reviews critical questions about the emergence of the state in India from ancient times to the modern period. It discusses its role, account various approaches and points of view.
Discussing the state in the context of its historical reflexivity and cultural sensitivity, the book goes beyond the critique of the Indian state from Euro-centric viewpoints. It also addresses fundamental issues central to the multifaceted understanding of the state in India.
The volume offers significant insights into the relationship between state and society and those between secularity and religiosity in India. Combining critical theoretical inputs with sound empirical analyses, it brings together the insight of an interdisciplinary array of experts from across the globe.
Its engagement with a highly topical theme makes this book a significant read for students and scholars, as also journalists, policymakers, and informed lay readers interested in the Indian state.
About the Author :
Masaaki Kimura is Professor of Comparative Politics, Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University.
Akio Tanabe is Associate Professor, Institute of Research in Humanities, Kyoto University.
|List of Contributors||ix|
|Introduction - Akio Tanabe||1|
|SECTION I: FORMATION AND CONCEPT OF THE STATE|
|1.||State and Kingship in the Period of the Sixteen Mahajanapadas
in Ancient North India |
|2.||The Integrative Model of State Formation in
Early Medieval India: Some Historiographic Remarks |
|3.||The Social Background of State Formation in
|SECTION II: FORMS AND PROCESS OF THE STATE|
|4.||Dosa (Sin) - Prayascitta (Penance):|
The Predominating Ideology in the Medieval Deccan
|5.||The Coin of the Realm: (Un)Making Polities in
Late Pre-Colonial South Asia|
|6.||The Mirasi System as Social Grammar:
State, Local Society, and Raiyat in Eighteenth-Nineteenth Century South
|7.||Early Modernity and Colonial Transformation:
Rethinking the Role of the King in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Orissa,
|8.||The Ethnographic State|
Nicholas B. Dirks
|SECTION III: IDEAS AND PROBLEMATICS OF THE STATE|
|9.||The Secularity of the State|
Peter van der Veer
|10.||Hindu Priests under Secular Government: A Case
Study of the Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram, South India|
|11.||Democratic Culture and Images of the State:
India's Unending Ambivalence|
|12.||The Indian State in the Evolving International