Jungle Kings : Ethnohistorical Aspects of Politics and Ritual in Orissa

By: Burkhard Schnepel

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Contents: Introduction. I. Little kingdoms and the state in India: a history of ideas, theories and models : 1. Introduction. 2. The orientalist models. 3. The segmented state. 4. Village, caste, little kingdom and ritual kingdom. 5. Other approaches. 6. Closing remarks. II. Orissa and the little kingdoms of the region: 1. Introduction. 2. The rise of the Gajapati empire. 3. The little kingdoms of Orissa and their Gajapati overlords. 4. The little kingdoms of south Orissa. 5. Jeypore: paradigm of a jungle kingdom. 6. Closing remarks. III. The early history of the Jeypore Suryavamshis: 1. Introduction. 2. Sources. 3. The origin of the Jeypore Suryavamshis. 4. The problem of 'Rajput' identity. 5. The consolidation of power. 6. Closing remarks. IV. Tradition and insubordination in Jeypore: the case of Bissamcuttack: 1. Introduction. 2. The Bissamcuttack estate. 3. Celebrating Queen Victoria. 4. Conflicting ' cargo cults'. 5. (Re-)constructed histories. 6. From procession to litigation. 7. Closing remarks. V. Tutelary deities: the royal patronage of tribal Goddesses : 1. Introduction. 2. The tribal Goddesses of South Orissa. 3. Khambhesvari, Mohuri Kalua, Thakurani and Majhighariani. 4. Markama. 5. Closing remarks. VI. Durga and the Dasara-fesitval: 1. Introduction. 2. Durga and the jungle kings. 3. Durga puja and dasara in Jeypore. 3. A 'rebel dasara' in Bissamcuttack. 5. Concluding remarks. Bibliography. Index. "This book deals with kingship in Orissa. Printed Pages: 350

Title: Jungle Kings : Ethnohistorical Aspects of Politics and Ritual in Orissa

Author Name: Burkhard Schnepel

Categories: Politics, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173044678

ISBN 13: 9788173044670

Binding: Hardcover

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