Political Institutions & Administration
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1986
The work presents for the fist time a detailed comprehensive and realistic picture of the administration and the political institutions of Northern India during medieval times from 750 A.D. to 1200 A.D. The book opens with the survey of the original sources-epigraphical and literary that go to reconstruct the picture of the Indian Polity and Administration of the Period.
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Nitivakyamrita of Somadeva 2122
Yuktikalpataru of Bhoja 2829
Kingship hereditary not elective 3436
Minority Administration 4243
Kings functions 5051
According to Sukra ancient India appointed army Bengal Bhinmal Bhoja Bhukti Brahmana Brihaspati Central Government Chahamanas Chandella king Chap chapter charge Chaulukya king Chedi Chedi king collected coronation court deals Deccan described Devapala difficult to say discussed district earlier elephant emperor epigraphical epigraphical evidence feudatory foreign minister functions give Govinda III Govindachandra granted the village Gupta Hindu imperial important to note imposed income inscriptions Kalachuri Kamandaka Kashmir Kautilya king's kingdom Krishna III Kumarapala Lakshmidhara land grants land tax levied Mahipala Mandala Manu military ministry Niti Northern India officer called Pala records Paramara Paramara king period of survey political writers Pratihara prince probably proper Purohita queens R.C. Majumdar Rashtrakuta refer regarded revenue royal ruler secretariat Smritis soldiers Somadeva sometimes Sukra taxation temples throne tion town treasury usually Vakataka Vatsaraja Vedic VIII village administration village council village headman Vishaya XVIII Yasovarman Yuvaraja