The Many Lives of a Rajput Queen: Heroic Pasts in India, C. 1500-1900
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BeschreibungThe medieval Rajput queen Padmini - believed to have been pursued by Alauddin Khalji, the Sultan of Delhi - has been the focus of numerous South Asian narratives. This book investigates these legends and traces their subsequent appropriation by colonial administrators and nationalist intellectuals, for varying different political ends.
PortraitRamya Sreenivasan is assistant professor of history at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York.
Pressestimmen"In an astoundingly original and ambitious piece of scholarship Ramya Sreenivasan answers difficult questions, in modest and accessible prose, about the genres and popularity of an epic legend. She draws on literary analysis and historical research which is combined with acute insight into the changing shape of gender relations in north India. The study explores a range of primary sources in many scripts including several modern Indian vernaculars. This book is going to be immensely important to the new cultural and social history of medieval and modern India." K. Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF WASHINGTON PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2007
Seitenanzahl: 276 Seiten