Written by well-known scholars, the eleven essays in this book present sub-cultures in diverse regional settings of the subcontinent. The contribution suggest that culture does not exist as fragments of the agreata and alittlea, or aclassica and afolka in any given tradition. In fact, variants within a given tradition interact with one another and assimilate new characteristics over time. These interactions also take place across boundaries of different religious and cultural spheres, and in the process, give meaning to the notions of the aselfa and the aothera. These readings introduce a new way of understanding medieval Indian history by engaging with interdisciplinary methods of research on issues that are significant to everyday existence in a plural society like that of India.... nemesis, the brahmin Tenali Rama, 42 and Raja Krsnachandra of Nadiya ( Bengal, 18th century) and the barber Gopal Bhar.43 In each instance, we find a king whose power and magnificence verges on the fabulous for that region and time, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Cultural History of Medieval India|
|Publisher||:||Berghahn Books - 2007|