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Survey Texts

Burjor Avari, India: The Ancient Past. A history of the Indian sub-continent from c. 7000 BC to AD 1200 (Abington: Routledge, 2007), pp. 38-59, 60-85, 86-104, 105-127, 128-154, 155-180, 181-202. (164 s.)

*Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund, A History of India (Third Edition) (London: Routledge, 1998), pp. 103-151. (48 s.)

*Catherine Asher and Cynthia Talbot, India Before Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), Chapter 3, “Southern India in the age of Vijayanagara, 1350-1550”, pp. 53-83. (30 s.)

*Burton Stein, A History of India (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1998), pp. 134-152, 160-164 (22 s.)

Ideology and Ancient State Formation:

*Romila Thapar, “The First Millennium B.C. in Northern India”, in Thapar, ed., Recent Perspectives of Early Indian History (Bombay: Popular Prakashan Pvt. Ltd. 1995.), pp. 80-141. (62 s.)

*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.)

*Romila Thapar, “The State as Empire”, in H.J.M. Claessen andx Peter Skalnik, eds., The Study of the State (The Hague: Mouton, 1981), pp. 409-426. (15 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.)

*J. C. Heesterman, “Kautilya and the Ancient Indian State”, in Heesterman, The Inner Conflict of Tradition: Essays in Indian Ritual, Kingship, and Society (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985), pp. 128-140. (12 s.)

Early Medieval Kingship in Sanskrit Souces

*Ronald Inden, “Ritual, Authority, and Cyclic Time in Hindu Kingship”, in John Richards, ed., Kindship and Authority in South Asia (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 41-91 (51 s.)

State Formation in Early Medieval South India – Tamil Country:

*A.K. Ramanujan, Poems of Love and War (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1985), pp. 113-133, 137-142, 231-236, 286- 296. (48 s.)

*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”, J. Pouchepadass and H. Stern, eds., From Kingship to State: The Political in the Anthropology and History of the Indian World, Collection Purusartha, Volume 13, 1990, pp. 217-238 (22 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, gifts of Power: Lordship in an Early Indian State (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997), pp. 1-25. (24 s.)

*David Dean Shulman, The King and the Clown in South Indian Myth and Poetry (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985), pp. 3-46. (43 s.)

*James Heitzman, “State Formation in South India, 850-1280”, in The Indian Economic and Social History Review, Vol. 24, No. 1, 1987, 35-61 (27 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.)

Medieval South India – Andhra Country:

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

Temple Construction and Management in State Formation:

*Yasushi Ogura, “The changing Concept of Kingship in the Cola Period: Royal Temple Constructions, c. A.D. 850-1279”, in Noburu Karashima, ed., Kingship in Indian History (Delhi: Manohar, 1999), pp.119-141. (22 s.)

*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.)

*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.)

*Richard Eaton, “Temple Desecration and Indo-Muslim States”, in David Gilmartin and Bruce Lawrence, eds., Beyond Turk and Hindu: Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamicate South Asia Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000), pp. 245-281 (37 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.)

*Leslie Orr, Donors, Devotees, and Daughters of God: Temple Women in Medieval Tamilnadu (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), Chapter 1, “Introduction” pp. 3-36 (34 s.)

*Leslie Orr, “Women of Medieval South India in Hindu Temple Ritual: Text and Practice”, in The Annual Review of Women in World Religions, Vol. 3, edited by Arvind sharma and Katherine K. Young (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994), pp. 107-141 (35 s.)

Islam in Medieval India:

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

*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.)

TOTAL c. 1000

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