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Land and Society in Medieval South India: Perspectives on Socio-economic and Cultural Traditions: Perspectives on Socio-economic and Cultural Traditions

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ABOUT THE BOOK

The present edited volume 'Land and Society in Medieval South India' consists of seventeen research papers, afford a welcome enlargement of the scope of the social, economic and cultural discourse, which dealt with the some of the facets such as geo-political settings, Nayakas of Srikakulam-Vishakhapatnam regions, 'Colonial diarchy' in the Pudukkottai princely state, Tamil-Tulu linkages, agrarian patterns and practices of early and medieval south India, water resource management systems, the medieval Tamil society and class transformation, the ritual functionaries of the Hindu temples, hero stone traditions of medieval Karnataka, Bhakti movement, Buddhist monastic orders, the rock-cut architecture of the Pallavas and other aspects of early and early medieval South India. The strength of this edited volume spotlight the wide range of aspects on the subject as well as projections of the learned scholars on the theme of this book. It is hoped that the readers would be immensely benefitted from the learned exposition of the social, economic, and cultural milieu of the early and medieval south Indian history.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. K. Mavali Rajan (b. 1973) is presently Assistant Professor in the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Visva-Bharati (A Central University), Santiniketan, West Bengal. He obtained his M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. degree with specialization of early and medieval south Indian history from the School of Historical Studies,
Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu and also got his Master of Tourism Management degree further from the same university. He has also completed a course on Epigraphy from the Archeological Department of Tamil Nadu in 2000. He started his academic career as a Guest Lecturer and served five years in various Government Arts colleges of Tamil Nadu. He is the author of three books “Medieval Tamil Society and Agrarian Slavery” (Kolkata, 2014), “Temple and Society in South India” (New Delhi, 2016) and “Facets of Temple Culture: Perspectives on Religious and Social Traditions in Early Medieval India” (New Delhi, 2018). He is associated with many historical associations- Indian History Congress, South Indian History Congress, Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society, Tamil Nadu History Congress, and Institute of Historical Studies. He specializes in various aspects of the socio-economic history of early India and the history of ancient and medieval South India. His various research works have been published in several reputed journals of national and international.

Dr. V. Palanichamy (b. 1978) is presently Assistant Professor of History in Arignar Anna Government Arts College, Musiri, Tamilnadu (India). He obtained his M.A. degree
(2002) in History with first class from H.K.R.H. College, Uthamapalayam, Tamil Nadu and M.Phil. degree (2003) with first class from Pondicherry University, Puducherry. He
completed his Ph.D. (2009) under the guidance of Dr. Venkata Raghotham from Pondicherry University. He has started his teaching carrier as Guest Lecturer at the Department of History in Thiru A. Govindasamy Government Arts College, Tindivanam then he was appointed as Assistant Professor of History in Government Arts College at Ariyalur by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 2011, where he served two years. His various research works have been published in different journals in the national and international level. He is very active in participating in various academic bodies as a life member of Epigraphical Society of India, Place Name of Society, Archaeological Society of Ancient Science and Archaeology, Andhra Pradesh History Congress, South Indian History Congress, Tamil Nadu History Congress and as an annual member of the Indian History Congress.

 

CONTENTS

Acknowledgement............................................9

Abbreviations....................................................11

Scheme of Transliteration and guide to Prounciation..................13

Notes on the Contributors...........................17

Introduction: Historiographical Overview on the South Indian Studies............25

Part I: State, Polity and Society- Linkages

1. Geo-Political Settings of the Early and Medieval Tamil Country..............................45

Binay Barman and Saumalya Mali

2. Revisiting   the Nāyakas from the Epigraphs of Srikakulam-Vishakhapatnam Region      (10th-15th century CE.)........73

Sabarni Pramanik Nayak

3. The Pudukkottai Princely State: the State and its Subjects, Victims of ‘Colonial Diarchy’ –An Overview...........105

B.S. Chandrababu

4. Tamil-Tulu Linkages: A Historical Narrative.............123

K. Ashok

Part II: Agrarian Patterns and Practices

5. Ecology, Agriculture and Irrigation: Patterns and Practices of Cultivation

in Early and Medieval Tamil Country.................................141

K. Mavali Rajan

6. Agrarian Conditions in the Kaveri Delta during the Later Cholas......183

V. Palanichamy

7. Water Resources in Early Medieval Tamil Country: The Kāveri Delta Valley during the Imperial Chōļa Period..........215

Sudip Narayan Maitra and Suman Saha

8. Water Right and Irrigation in the Chola Country ................239

 K.R. Sankaran

9. Agriculture and Land Revenue Policies of the Second Pandyan Empire.............267

K. Thangapandian

10. Agrarian Patterns and Practices of Malaiyali Tribes of Pachaimalai Hills in Tamil Nadu.................279

 C. Premnaseer

Part III: Temple-Society Interface

11. The Medieval Tamil Society and Interpretation of Its Caste with Class Formation – A Study.....................303

L. Thilagavathi and K. Thangapandian

12. Ritual Functionaries: the Brahmins of Temple in the Kāvēri Delta Region (c. 850-1300 C.E.).......................311

Sourav Sen

Part IV: Cultural Facets and Edifying Traditions

13. Economic Aspect of the Hero Stone Tradition in Early Medieval Karnataka................................329

Priya Thakur

14. Bhakti Movement in Early Medieval South India – A Historiographical Study...............................345

S. Jeevanandam

15. Buddhist Monastic Orders and its Influence in Social and Cultural Life of People in Tamil Nadu...........357

Palas Kumar Saha

16. Mahendravarman I: an Artist who built a Kingdom....................................379

Sreebarna Ghosh

17. Territorial Administrative Divisions of Medieval Tamil country: An Epigraphical Study on Pandya Country..........397

 R. Govindaraj

Index..............................................................413

 


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