B.P. Sahu is Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Regions and the Constructions of Early India Part I: EARLY PATTERNS OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CHANGE 1. Brahmanical Conception of Origin of Jatis: A Study of Manusmrti 2. Conception of the Kali Age in Early India: Perspectives from the Regions 3. Var?a, Jati, and the Shaping of Early Oriya Society 4. Profiling of Daksina Kosala: The Making of an Early Historical Subregion? Part II: THE TRAJECTORY OF REGIONAL POLITIES 5. Ways of Seeing: History and Historiography of the State in Early India 6. The Early State in Orissa: From the Perspective of Changing Forms of Patronage and Legitimation 7. Characterizing Early Medieval Indian Polity: The Case of Daksina Kosala and Beyond 8. Legitimation, Ideology, and State in Early India; Part III: THE SHAPING OF REGIONAL RURAL SOCIETIES 9. Mapping the Patterns of Regional Land Systems and Rural Society 10. Agrarian Changes and the Peasantry in Early Medieval Orissa 11. Shifting the Gaze: Facets of Sub-regional Agrarian Economies 12. Dissent and Protest in Early Indian Societies: Some Historiographic Remarks Index