Social History of an Indian Caste: The Kayasths of Hyderabad

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Orient BlackSwan, 1994 - Social Science - 353 pages
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From The Turbulent Military Campaigns Of The Eighteenth Century To The Bureaucratic Modernisation Of The Twentieth, The Kayasths Served The Rulers Of Hyderabad State In A Variety Of Ways, And They Employed Diverse Strategies To Conserve Family Resources. Dr. Leonard Traces The Structural Relationships Among Some 320 Families Or Patrilineages Over Time, Combining Genealogical Reconstructions With Extensive Research In Private And Official Archives.

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