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Culture Polity and Economy

Varsha Joshi and Surjit Singh

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ISBN 10: 8131602060 / ISBN 13: 9788131602065
Published by Rawat, New Delhi, 2009
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Contents Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction/Varsha Joshi and Surjit Singh. I. History and Polity with Tod and Tessitori 2. Multiple histories of Amber Tod's annals versus local oral tradition/Elena Karachkova. 3. Mongols and Rajputs a study of James Tod on the historical ethnicity of Martial races of Rajasthan and Central Asia/G.S.L. Devra. 4. James Tod's reflections on history and society of Rajasthan/V.K. Vashishtha. 5. James Tod and the Rajpoot Feudalism the case of the Bhumiya Chiefs in Mewar/Marco Fattori. 6. Luigi Pio Tessitori his historical research and the Rajasthan of his time/Enrico Fasana. 7. Law and administrative practices institutionalizing sovereignty in 18 century Jaipur/Fatima Imam. 8. Forms of resistance in 18 century villages of Rajasthan/Madhu Sethia. II. Culture and tradition 9. Six incarnations of Mirabai/Frances Taft. 10. Is the Dhola Maru ra duha only a poetic composition/Aleksandra Szyszko. 11. The music of Western Rajasthan a wider regional context/Vijay Verma. 12. Changing profiles of crafts in Rajasthan/Varsha Joshi. III. Environment and institutions 13. Protecting wolves from sheep people and wildlife in the Rajasthani Aravalli/Paul Robbins and Anil K. Chhangani. 14. Murky waters mediating local institutions for demand side solutions in Rajasthani irrigation systems/Trevor Birkenholtz. 15. The camel in Rajasthan Agricultural biodiversity under threat/Ilse Kohler Rollefson and Hanwant Singh Rathore. 16. Camel theft in 18 century Rajasthan some observations/Nirmal Kumar. IV. Social and gender issues 17. Gendered participatory approaches to drinking water supply power and practice/Kathleen O'Reilly. 18. Female employment in unorganised sector in Rajasthan/Surjit Singh. 19. Crisis food and nutrition security some gender concerns/Varsha Joshi and Surjit Singh. 20. Two child norm in Panchayati Raj Evidence from Rajasthan/P.R. Sharma and G.S. Narwani. Rajasthan has rich past. People talk about Rajasthan's culture history and polity. It has been an abode for diverse religions and the society of Rajasthan over the centuries has evolved into a well knit fabric. The economy of Rajasthan has a feudal past and presently trying to come out of its shackles to become a modern economy. This book is collection of select papers presented at the Fifth International Conference on Rajasthan with the theme Multiple Histories Ethnicity Pluralism and Institutions. The contributors share their experiences about Rajasthan focusing on issues related to multiple histories pluralism multiculturalism ethnicity and socio cultural institutions. Tod has interested many scholars and varied interpretations of his work have been provided. There are papers that delve on his work in Rajasthan's context. The fragile environment of Rajasthan and its animal wealth has also been scrutinized. The papers in this volume thus focus on Rajasthan's changing face. Each paper in this volume in its own way significantly adds to the study and understanding of a mosaic that Rajasthan is. The volume no doubt would attract attention of newer scholars to study Rajasthan and reinvent it. 344 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 72880

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Title: Culture Polity and Economy

Publisher: Rawat, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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India's region of Rajasthan has a rich past with its culture, history, and polity. It has been an abode for diverse religions. Over the centuries, the society of Rajasthan has evolved into a well-knit fabric. The economy has a feudal past and presently Rajasthan is trying to come out of its shackles to become a modern economy. This book is a collection of select papers presented at the Fifth International Conference on Rajasthan with the theme "Multiple Histories, Ethnicity, Pluralism, and Institutions." The contributors share their experiences about Rajasthan, focusing on issues related to multiple histories, pluralism, multiculturalism, ethnicity, and socio-cultural institutions. Each paper in this volume, in its own way, significantly adds to the study and understanding of a mosaic that Rajasthan is.

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