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The city and the country in early India: a study of Malwa

By: Basant, P. K.
Publisher: Delhi Primus Books 2012Description: xii, 369 p.ISBN: 9789380607153.Subject(s): General | Malwa (Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, India) - HistoryDDC classification: 954.33 Summary: The City and the Country in Early India: A Study of Malwa is about the emergence of urban centres in the sixth century bce, and analyses the processes and spatiality of urbanization, taking Malwa as its case study. Earlier research on urbanism has focussed on either literary or archaeological sources. While literary sources tend to locate the agency for change exclusively in preachers and rulers, in archaeology, the forces of change become nameless and faceless. The study of inscriptions from Malwa helps in restoring agency to common people.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-366) and index

The City and the Country in Early India: A Study of Malwa is about the emergence of urban centres in the sixth century bce, and analyses the processes and spatiality of urbanization, taking Malwa as its case study. Earlier research on urbanism has focussed on either literary or archaeological sources. While literary sources tend to locate the agency for change exclusively in preachers and rulers, in archaeology, the forces of change become nameless and faceless. The study of inscriptions from Malwa helps in restoring agency to common people.

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