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Somanatha The Many Voices of a History

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ISBN-10: 1844670201

ISBN-13: 9781844670208

Edition: 2005

Authors: Romila Thapar

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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.
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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 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