Sharing Sovereignty: The Little Kingdom in South Asia (Second Edition)

By: Margret Frenz & Georg Berkemer (Eds)

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Sharing Sovereignty focuses on little kingdoms, a concept developed by anthropologists and historians to characterize a specific type of local rulership in South Asia. The present volume considers examples from various regions of India as well as ethnohistoric and historiographical issues of the little kingdom model. It also emphasizes the role of Hermann Kulke, whose work on the little kingdoms of Odisha took forward the explorations of Bernard Cohn and Nicholas Dirks, who had first coined the term. This book continues and extends the various ideas and models in this ongoing discussion. It integrates the most comprehensive of these models, i.e. the little kingdom model, with post-modern historiography, which is an important and hitherto neglected issue in current historiographical debates. Our approach seeks to formulate models in analogy to the textual and anthropological studies that have elaborated the idea of the little kingdom as a multifaceted reality - a reality expressed in ritual and performative processes, as well as in textual and oral representations. The volume presents essays that make a seminal contribution to the understanding of equally structured traditional, political and ritual authority in South Asia, and its texts and performances. Printed Pages: 312.

Title: Sharing Sovereignty: The Little Kingdom in South Asia (Second Edition)

Author Name: Margret Frenz & Georg Berkemer (Eds)

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2015

ISBN: 9789384082376

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701557

Keywords: Sharing Sovereignty: The Little Kingdom in South Asia (Second Edition) Margret Frenz & Georg Berkemer (Eds)