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Hardback 306 pp.
1 map, 140 mm x 215 mm



Publication date:
July 2002

Imprint: OUP India

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Embattled Identities

Rajput Lineages and the Colonial State in Nineteenth-Century North India

Malavika Kasturi

This study of the encounter between the Rajputs of North India and the British in the nineteenth century focuses on factors such as caste, kinship, and colonial relations. It examines the reconstitution of Rajput identity through property and inheritance strategies, marriage, female infanticide, feuding, banditry, rebellion and collective violence.

Readership : Scholars of social history, colonialism, gender, caste, community, and family, both in South Asia and elsewhere

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Malavika Kasturi is at Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio.

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