Many Lives of a Rajput Queen : Heroic Pasts in India c 1500-1900

Ramya Sreenivasan

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Contents Acknowledgements. Note on transliteration and usage. 1. Introduction. 2. Sufi Tale of Rajputs in sixteenth century Avadh. 3. Rajput kings and their pasts in the Mughal period. 4. Tales of past Glory under early colonial indirect rule (c. 1750 1850). 5. Exemplary patriotism in the late nineteenth century. 6. Conclusion. 7. Appendix 1 Summaries of selected versions of the legend. 8. Appendix 2 List of known versions/manuscripts/editions of the Padmini legend. Bibliography. Index. This book is centred on the legend of Padmini the medieval Rajput queen widely believed to have been pursued by Alauddin Khalji Sultan of Delhi. Sreenivasan investigates the many narratives that exist about this heroic queen's legend in India ranging from Sufi mystical romances in the sixteenth century to nationalist histories in the late nineteenth century. The book explores the manner in which early modern regional elites caste groups and mystical and monastic communities shaped their distinctive versions of past times through the repeated refashioning of this legend. It then traces the appropriations of these narrations by colonial administrators and nationalist intellectuals for varying political ends. In the process the author successfully shows us not only how particular narratives about virtuous women changed and circulated across the communities of South Asia but also the social and political investments in discourses of gender and history that occurred simultaneously. This book will interest historians of memory gender community culture and history writing in early modern and modern South Asia. In illustrating how significant legends about the past emerged out of particular pre colonial repositories of tradition the book also contributes to current debates on the nature of colonial transitions and the nature of pre colonial historical consciousness. 276 pp. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This book is centred on the legend of padmini, the medieval rajput queen widely believed to have been pursued by alauddin khalji, sultan of delhi sreenivasan investigates the many narratives that exist about this heroic queens legend in india, ranging from sufi mystical romances in the sixteenth century to nationalist histories in the late nineteenth century the book explores the manner in which early modern regional elites, caste groups and mystical and monastic communities shaped their distinctive versions of past times through the repeated refashioning of this legend it then traces the appropriations of these narrations by colonial administrators and nationalist intellectuals for varying political ends in the process, the author successfully shows us not only how particular narratives about virtuous women changed and circulated across the communities of south asia, but also the social and political investments in discourses of gender and history that occurred simultaneously this book will interest historians of memory, gender, community, culture and history-writing in early modern and modern south asia in illustrating how significant legends about the past emerged out of particular pre-colonial repositories of tradition, the book also contributes to current debates on the nature of colonial transitions and the nature of pre-colonial historical consciousness

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Publication Date: 2007
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