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Five Punjabi Centuries: Polity , Economy, Society and Culture C. 1500-1900

Indu Banga (Editor)
Synopsis The contributors to this volume belong to the disciplines of history, art history, geography, political science, economics and literature - many of them eminent in their field of interest. Their contributions make this volume multi-disciplinary, with an exceptionally wide scope, making it indispensable for all students and scholars of social sciences and humanities. Three papers cover polity, economy and society in the Mughal Punjab; six relate to state-formation, economy, society and literature of the period of Sikh rule; one deals with religion and art in the hills. A masterly essay delineates the major developments in the recent study of Pahari painting. The period of colonial rule is covered by fifteen contributors who discuss political, economic and socio-cultural developments dwelling on urban society and politics; communitarian, secular and national consciousness; agrarian and urban economy; demographic and social change; Punjabi literature; and gender relations. There are three papers on the Punjab after independence related to political economy; the bearing of agricultural growth on urbanization; and the movement for the Punjabi-speaking state. The essay on Professor J.S. Grewal's work becomes virtually a study of new directions in the historiography of the Punjab in its political, social, economic and cultural dimensions.
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About the author

Indu Banga

Indu Banga is Professor of History at the Punjab University, Chandigarh. Her areas of interest are the agrarian and urban history of medieval and modern India and the Punjab; and religious ideology and socio-political change in colonial Punjab. Major publications include Agrarian System of the Sikhs (1978); Civil and Military Affairs of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (conjoint 1987); The City in Indian History (ed. 1991); Ports, Port-Cities and their Hinterlands in India (1700-1950) (ed. 1992); Cultural Reorientation in Modern India (ed. Conjoint 1996); and Five Punjabi Centuries c. 1500-1990 (ed. 1997).

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Title Five Punjabi Centuries: Polity , Economy, Society and Culture C. 1500-1900
Author Indu Banga
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1997
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 817304175X
length 624p.
Subjects History