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Author Kothiyal, Tanuja, author.

Title Nomadic Narratives : a History of Mobility and Identity in the Great Indian Desert / Tanuja Kothiyal.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource (312 pages)
Note Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 Mar 2016).
Contents Cover; Nomadic Narratives; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Note on Transliteration, Translation and Dates; Contemporary Place Names and their Nineteenth Century Spellings; Introduction; The Frontiers of Thar; Rajputs in the Frontiers; Indirect Rule and the Frontiers; The Frontiers of Memory; A Note on Sources; Plan of the Book; Chapter 1: Geographical Imagination and Narratives of a Region; Networks of Circulation in the Thar Desert; The (Un)Making of the Thar in the Nineteenth Century
Munhata Nainsi's Marwar: Frontiers of Polity and GeographyBoundaries of James Tod's Rajast'han; Chapter 2: Mobility, Polity, Territory; Historicizing Itinerancy: The Itinerant Warriors of the Thar; The 'Long' Sixteenth Century and the Evolution of a 'Rajput' Polity; The Making of the 'Rajput': Genealogy as History/Genealogy as Polity; A 'Mughal' Rajput or a 'Rajput' Mughal?; Post-Mughal Polity and the Rajput on the Frontier; Rajputana Agency: Politics of Indirect Rule and the Making of the Rajput; Chapter 3: Itinerants of the Thar: Mobility and Circulation; The Travelers; Pastoralists
Pastoralists and Sedentary CommunitiesTraders and Carriers: The Commerce of Circulation; Itinerant Menial Artisanal Groups; Bardic and Genealogist Communities; Chapter 4: Expanding State Contracting Space: The Thar in the Nineteenth Century; Sedentarisation and Settlement; Fodder, Fallows and Forests; The Ordering of Trading Networks; Roads and Railways: The New Channels; The Question of Salt; The Outlaws; Chapter 5: Narratives of Mobility and Mobility of Narratives; Bardic Narrations: Rajput-Charan Exchanges; Narratives from below: Re-appropriating Pabuji
Devnarayan: The Cowherd Warrior/God/KingA Song and its Singers: Dhola-Maru; Conclusions; Nomadic Narratives in the Frontier; Bibliography; Primary Sources; Unpublished documents; Secondary Sources; Appendix-I; Jodhpur King List; Appendix-II; Bikaner King List; Appendix-III; Jaisalmer King List; Index
Summary "Discusses the emergence of socio-historical identities in the Thar Desert with the mobility of its inhabitants."
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Subject Nomads -- Thar Desert (India and Pakistan) -- History.
Migration, Internal -- Thar Desert (India and Pakistan) -- History.
Group identity -- Thar Desert (India and Pakistan) -- History.
Human geography -- Thar Desert (India and Pakistan) -- History.
Human ecology -- Thar Desert (India and Pakistan) -- History.
Thar Desert (India and Pakistan) -- Social conditions.
Thar Desert (India and Pakistan) -- Geography.
Thar Desert (India and Pakistan) -- Environmental conditions.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Group identity.
Human ecology.
Human geography.
Migration, Internal.
Social conditions.
Asia -- Thar Desert.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781139946186 (electronic bk.)
1139946188 (electronic bk.)
9781316675151 (electronic bk.)
1316675157 (electronic bk.)
9781107080317 (hardback)