Politics of Patronage and Protest: The State, Society, and Artisans in Early Modern Rajasthan
This volume studies the historiography of the period to "history from below," with its attendant conceptual issues relating to dominance, resistance, quotidian protest, and the nature and limits of state and "elite" hegemony.
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Enhanced Stresses in Changing Times Shifting Readings of Wajabi
Caste Hierarchy and Consequent Debilitation Elitist Discourses on State
Variety of Genres Multiple Perspectives
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