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Precolonial India in Practice

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Precolonial India in Practice

Precolonial India in Practice
Oxford University Press | September 20, 2001 | ISBN-10: 0195136616 | 328 pages | PDF | 18 MB

The society of traditional India is frequently characterized as static and dominated by caste. This study challenges older interpretations, arguing that medieval India was actually a time of dynamic change and fluid social identities. Using records of religious endowments from Andhra Pradesh, author Cynthia Talbot reconstructs a regional society of the precolonial past as it existed in practice.