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South India under the Cholas

Subbarayalu, Y.:
South India under the Cholas / Y. Subbarayalu. - New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2012 [erschienen: Dezember 2011]. - xvi, 274 S. : Ill., Kt.ISBN 978-0-19-807735-0
Rs. 675,00 (OUP India)
£ 27,50 (OUP UK)
US$ 35,45 (D.K. Agencies)
US$ 38,70 (Bagchee)
DDC: 954.802

The Cholas dominated the south Indian political scene from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries. This book is an authoritative and comprehensive study of Chola state, society, and economy.
   South India under the Cholas explores the state–society interactions in medieval south India. It presents an in-depth analysis of Tamil epigraphy. Using inscriptional evidence from India and South-east Asia, it analyses the socio-economic milieu, merchant guilds, and other sociological aspects.
   Subbarayalu discusses the revenue system, property rights, relations between landowners, cultivators, and slaves and the structure and character of the Chola state. He scrutinizes in detail the evolution of organizations like Urar, Nattar, and Periyanattar, social classes like the left and right hand divisions, and the merchant militia. For the first time an attempt is made here to quantify the revenue of a pre-Mughal Indian state. [OUP India]

Besprechung von R. Champakalakshmi: „Cholas in all their complexity“, in: The Hindu, 24. April 2012 (Online verfügbar)

List of Illustrations. vii
List of Tables and Appendices. ix
Foreword by Noboru Karashima. xi
Preface. xiii
Acknowledgements. xv
List of Appendices. xvii
Note on Transliteration. xviii
Introduction. 1
   1. Tamil Epigraphy: Past and Present. 15
   2. The Social and Economic Milieu of the Pulangurichi Inscriptions. 27
   3. The Merchant Guild Inscription at Barus in Sumatra. 38
   4. Sociological Aspects of the Personal Names and Titles. 48
   5. Interpreting Inscriptional Terminology. 59
   6. Land under Chola Rule: Measurement, Classification, and Assessment. 77
   7. An Overview of the Chola Revenue System. 92
   8. Quantifying Land Revenue of the Chola State. 100
   9. Sale Deeds and Property Rights. 116
   10. Ūrār, Nāṭṭār, and Periyanāṭṭār. 124
   11. Āḷuṅgaṇam and Mūlaparushai: Two Early Village Bodies. 138
   12. Landholders, Cultivators, and Slaves. 146
   13. Social Change and the Right and Left Hand Divisions. 167
   14. Añjuvaṇṇam: A Maritime Trade Guild of Medieval Times. 176
   15. Erivīra-paṭṭinam, Warriors and the State. 188
   16. The Chola State. 207
   17. Characterizing the Chola State. 248
Index. 261


YELLAVA SUBBARAYALU (*1940). Researcher and Head, Department of Indology, IFP, Pondicherry. He was the President of Tamil Nadu History Congress in 1999. Profile page.

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