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Horstmann: Jaipur 1778

Horstmann, Monika:
Jaipur 1778 : the Making of a King / Monika Horstmann. - Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz, 2013. - X, 212 S. : Ill., Kt. - (Khoj : a Series of Modern South Asian Studies ; 10)
ISBN 978-3-447-06832-1
EUR 58,00
DDC: 954.40298; 390.2209544

Jaipur 1778 narrates the interregnum concluded with the royal consecration of Pratāpsingh (1778-1803). Over the period of a month, the new king became vested with the power of symbols that legitimated his dynasty. To the extent that this was a process taking place in the public space, it also confirmed the symbolic structure of the two royal residences involved.
   Monika Horstmann’s book examines the history of those symbols and their human agents and the public ritual performed. The “Kingdom of Jaipur”, “Funeral and Mourning”, “Processions” as well as the “Royal Consecration” are analysed. A concluding chapter addresses the functional change inherent in a royal consecration that took place in Jaipur in the year 2011, at a time when Indian kingship had ceased to be functional for about half a century. Furthermore the translation of the court record of the interregnum and royal consecration of Mahārājā Pratāpsingh in 1778, the main database for the book, is given in the appendix. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Maps, Plans, and Tables. vii
Abbreviations. viii
Note on Transcription. viii
Acknowledgements. ix
Introduction. 1
Chapter 1: The Kingdom of Jaipur. 20
Chapter 2: Funeral and Mourning. 61
Chapter 3: Processions in Jaipur. 93
Chapter 4: The Royal Consecration. 104
Chapter 5: Jaipur, April 2011. 139
Conclusion. 154
Appendix 1: Translation of the Protocol. 157
Appendix 2: The royal consecration of Saṃgrāmsingh II of Udaipur in 1710. 183
Glossary. 187
References. 197
Index. 207

MONIKA HORSTMANN retired as Head of the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University. Her research focuses on north Indian literatures and religious movements from the early modern period and on the interface between religion and politics. Profile page.

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  1. Horstmann, Monika (2013).  Jaipur 1778: the Making of a King. Khoj; 10. X, 212 S.