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2nd Edition

The State in Medieval Kashmir

ISBN 9781032292144
Published June 2, 2022 by Routledge
202 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides a lucid, informative and comprehensive account of political processes and their varied foundations in medieval Kashmir. It examines some of the principal ways through which the region’s social and religious life interacted with the then, current political formations to produce peculiar structures of power and domination. The book also analyses in detail problems that the medieval state faced in Kashmir, while evolving its ideological apparatus and legitimational tools.
The author has put together varied Sanskrit, Persian, and other sources on this region’s history and passed them through a theoretical lens to ensure a vivid focus and a long historical perspective. The book is a major contribution to medieval Indian history, particularly in Kashmir region.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition  Preface to the First Edition  Introduction  1. Historical Roots of State Formation in Pre-Sultanate Kashmir  2. Conversions to Islam and the Consolidation of a Social Base of Power in the Sultanate  3. The Sayyids, Sultans and the State: A Search for Legitimacy, 1339-1470  4. The Incorporation of the Sultanate into
the Mughal State  5. Conclusion 

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Rattan Lal Hangloo is Honorary Chancellor, Noble International University, Toronto. Hangloo was a Professor of History at the Hyderabad Central University and Vice Chancellor of Kalyani University, West Bengal, and Vice Chancellor of University of Allahabad. He has authored several books, primarily on the medieval Indian history.