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Author Sreenivasan, Ramya.

Title The many lives of a Rajput queen : heroic pasts in India c. 1500-1900 / Ramya Sreenivasan.

Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2007.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (viii, 276 pages) : maps
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Notes Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Jawaharlal Nehru University).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-267) and index.
Contents Note on Transliteration and Usage ix -- 2 Sufi Tale of Rajputs in Sixteenth-century Avadh 22 -- 3 Rajput Kings and their Pasts in the Mughal Period 65 -- 4 Tales of Past Glory under Early Colonial Indirect Rule (c. 1750-1850) 117 -- 5 Exemplary Patriotism in the Late Nineteenth Century 157 -- 7 Appendix 1: Summaries of Selected Versions of the Legend 207 -- 8 Appendix 2: List of Known Versions/Manuscripts/Editions of the Padmini Legend 228.
Summary Sreenivasan explores how early modern regional elites, caste groups and mythical, and monastic communities shaped their distinctive versions of the past through the repeated refashioning of the legend of Padmini.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Padmavati, Queen, consort of Ratana Siṃha I, Rana of Chitor, active 1303 -- In literature.
National characteristics, East Indian, in literature.
Collective memory -- India -- History.
India -- Historiography.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780295997858 (electronic bk.)
0295997850 (electronic bk.)