Somanatha The Many Voices of a History

ISBN-10: 1844670201
ISBN-13: 9781844670208
Edition: 2005
Authors: Romila Thapar
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Description: Romila Thapar draws on local Sanskrit inscriptions, biographies of kings and merchants written from a Jaina perspective, epics of Rajput-Turkish relations and other neglected sources to present a fresh perspective on events surrounding Mahmud of  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 8/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 265
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Romila Thapar draws on local Sanskrit inscriptions, biographies of kings and merchants written from a Jaina perspective, epics of Rajput-Turkish relations and other neglected sources to present a fresh perspective on events surrounding Mahmud of Ghazni's raid on the temple of Somanatha in 1026.

Romila Thapar is Emeritus Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

The context
The setting
The Turko - Persian narratives
Sanskrit inscriptions from Somanatha and its vicinity
Biographies, chronicles and epics
The perceptions of yet others
Colonial interpretations and nationalist reactions
Constructing memory, writing histories

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