Author:V. V. Haridas

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Zamorins and the Political Culture of Medieval Kerala

By: V. V. Haridas

Price: $23.90

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2018

Seller ID: 1202367

ISBN: 9789352872800

Condition: New


The Zamorin—ruler of the kingdom of Kolikkotu in modern-day Kerala—left an indelible mark on world history when he welcomed Vasco da Gama in 1498. But a few centuries earlier, the Zamorin was only a local chief, heading a few villages. How did he become an independent ruler after the disintegration of the Ceras in the twelfth century? How did the Zamorin come to be recognised and legitimised as the ‘king’? This story of the creation of an image of royalty is the focus of Zamorins and the Political Culture of Medieval Kerala. Relying on the archival richness of a large collection of un... View more info