SOUTH INDIA UNDER THE CHOLAS

SOUTH INDIA UNDER THE CHOLAS

Editorial:
OXFORD
Año de edición:
Materia
Historia y Geografía
ISBN:
978-0-19-807735-0
Páginas:
272
Encuadernación:
Cartoné
Disponibilidad:
Entrega 16-24 semanas. Confirmar precio

This book explores different aspects of state-society interactions in medieval south India under the reign of the Cholas. Divided into two parts-Epigraphy and History, and State and Society-the first provides an in-depth analysis of Tamil epigraphy and inscriptions. While interpreting inscriptional terminology, it discusses the socio-economic milieu, merchant guilds, and other sociological aspects. The next section traces the evolution of the medieval state, economy, and society. It discusses land surveys, Chola revenue system and sale deeds, and property rights. The author examines, in detail, the emergence of new organizations like Urar, Nattar, and Periyanattar, and maritime trade guilds, and social classes like landholders, cultivators, slaves, and the left and right hand divisions. The introduction contextualizes these essays in current research scenario and historiography and also provides a brief overview of the evolution of the Chola state and society.

This book will be of considerable interest to scholars, teachers, and students of medieval history, particularly those interested in south India, Cholas, and early medieval India.