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HIS 2172 Kings, Gods and Temples in Pre-Colonial South Asia

Main Texts:

Romila Thapar, Early India: From the Origins to AD 1300 (London: Penguin Books, 2003), pp, 1-489. 490 s.

*Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund, A History of India (New Delhi: Manohar, 1991), pp. 167-196. 30 s.

Ideology and Ancient State Formation:

*Romila Thapar, “Asoka and Buddhism as Reflected in the Asokan Edicts”, in Romila Thapar, ed., Cultural Pasts: Essays in Early Indian History (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp.422-438. 17 s.

*Ronald Inden, “The Ceremony of the Great Gift (Mahadana): Structure and Historical Context in Indian Ritual and Society”, in Colloques Internationaux de Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, no. 582 (Paris: Editions du Centre de la Recherche Scientifique, 1978), pp. 131-36. 6 s.

State Formation in Early Medieval South India

*Pamela Price, “Segmentære Statsformationer—i Sydindien og remeligvis udenfor”, in Indien—tradition og nation, Den Jyske Historiker, No. 77/78, 1994, pp- 30-44. 15 s.

Burton Stein, “The Segmentary State: Interim Reflections”, Hermann Kulke, ed., The State in India, 1000-1700. (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997), pp. 134-161. 28 s.

*Nicholas Dirks, “Political Authority and Structural Change in Early South India”, in The Indian Economic and Social History Review, Vol. XIII, No. 21, pp. 125-157. 33 s.

James Heitzman, “State Formation in South India, 850-1280”, in Kulke, The State in India, pp. 162-194. 33 s.

*R. Champakalakshmi, “State and Economy: South India Circa A. D. 400-1300”, Romila Thapar, ed., Recent Perspectives of Early Indian History (Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1995), pp. 266-308. 42 s.

*Cynthia Talbot, Precolonial India in Practice: Society, Region and Identity in Medieval Andhra (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp.126-173. 48 s. An Alternative Model of State Formation:

Hermann Kulke, “The Early and the Imperial Kingdom: A Processural Model of Integrative State Formation in Early Medieval India”, in Kulke, The State in India, pp. 233-262. 30 s.

Temple Construction and Management in State Formation:

*Arjun Appadurai and Carol Appadurai Breckenridge, “The South Indian Temple: Authority, Honor and Redistribution”, in Contributions to Indian Sociology (N.S.), Vol. 10, 1976, pp. 187-211. 25 s.

Arjun Appadurai, “Kings, Sects and Temples in South India, 1350-1700”, in Burton Stein, ed., South Indian Temples: An Analytical Reconsideration (Delhi: Vikas, 1978). pp. 75-106. 32 s. Cynthia Talbot, “Temples, Donors and Gifts: Patterns of Patronage in Thirteenth Century South India”, in The Journal of Asian Studies, 1991, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 308-40. 33 s. Gender and Royal Authority:

*Cynthia Talbot, “Rudrama-devi, the Female King: Gender and Political Authority in Medieval India”, in David Shulman, ed., Syllables of Sky: Studies in South Indian Civilization in Honor of Velcheru Narayana Rao (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1995), pp. 391-430 40 s. Islam in Medieval India:

*Richard Eaton, ”The Political and Religious Authority of the Shrine of Baba Farid”, in Eaton, Essays on Islam and India History (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 203-224. 22 s.

*Richard Eaton, The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993), pp. 3-70 68 s.

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