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Название:  Garden and landscape practices in precolonial india
Издательство: Taylor&Francis
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ISBN: 0415664934
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415664936
Обложка/Формат: Hardback
Страницы: 224
Вес: 0.56 кг.
Дата издания: 13.02.2012
Серия: Visual and media histories
Язык: English
Иллюстрации: Illustrations (some col.), col. map
Размер: 246 x 196 x 18
Читательская аудитория: Postgraduate, research & scholarly
Ключевые слова: History, ARCHITECTURE / General,ARCHITECTURE / History / General,HISTORY / General
Подзаголовок: Histories from the deccan
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Поставляется из: Англии
Описание: This book presents a set of new and innovative essays on landscape and garden culture in precolonial India, with a special focus on the Deccan. Most research to date has concentrated on the comparatively well preserved gardens and built landscapes of the celebrated Mughal empire, giving the impression that they have been lacking in other times and regions. Not only does this volume provide a corrective to such assumptions, it also moves away from traditional art-historical approaches by posing new questions and exploring hitherto neglected source materials. The contributors understand gardens in two related ways: first as real or imagined spaces and manipulated landscapes that are often invested with pronounced semiotic density; and second as congeries of institutions and practices with far-reaching social ramifications for the constitution of elite societies. The essays here present a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of garden culture in precolonial India, and together suggest several new and exciting directions of enquiry for those working in the Deccan, Mughal India, and beyond.



Women and Work in Precolonial India: A Reader

Автор: Ramaswamy Vijaya
Название: Women and Work in Precolonial India: A Reader
ISBN: 9351507416 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789351507413
Издательство: Sage Publications
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Описание: A compilation of ancient Indian texts with feminist perspectives on women’s work Women and work is an important dimension of the ongoing debate on gender parity. This book is a compilation of essays related to traditional perceptions of women’s work juxtaposed with recent feminist writings on women’s space in India’s labour history. The essays highlight the points and counterpoints of the ongoing debate on the nature, quantification and monetary valuation of women’s work. Beginning with writings on the theme of women and work, and going on to historically plot women’s agency in labour processes, this book seeks to provide a panoramic survey of women and work in precolonial India. It is an endeavour to salvage the available data on women’s work—paid and unpaid as well as visible and less visible—in order to highlight their contribution and indicate the changes in women’s labour history. 

Hindu Kingship and Polity in Precolonial India

Автор: Norbert Peabody
Название: Hindu Kingship and Polity in Precolonial India
ISBN: 0521465486 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521465489
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: Through the analysis of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century texts on the Hindu Kingdom of Kota in Rajasthan, Norbert Peabody explores the ways in which historical consciousness, or memory, is culturally constructed and how this consciousness informs social experience. By building on the premise that no society receives the past in a transparent, universal and objective way, he unravels how the past in Kota has been fashioned. His analysis demonstrates how different styles of historical interpretation sustain different regimes, and how specific varieties of social and political activity are founded upon these different perceptions of the past. In this way, he suggests that different societies not only establish different co-ordinates of value in their constructions of the past, but also that the very processes of social and political transformation differ from society to society. This is a fascinating and challenging book which promises to become a classic in the field.


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