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The Resource The Last Hindu Emperor : Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past, 1200-2000, Cynthia Talbot, University of Texas at Austin

The Last Hindu Emperor : Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past, 1200-2000, Cynthia Talbot, University of Texas at Austin

Label
The Last Hindu Emperor : Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past, 1200-2000
Title
The Last Hindu Emperor
Title remainder
Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past, 1200-2000
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Talbot, University of Texas at Austin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This fascinating new study traces traditions and memories relating to the twelfth-century Indian ruler Prithviraj Chauhan, a Hindu king who was defeated and overthrown during the conquest of Northern India by Muslim armies from Afghanistan. Surveying a wealth of narratives that span more than 800 years, Cynthia Talbot explores the reasons why he is remembered, and by whom. In modern times, the Chauhan king has been referred to as 'the last Hindu emperor', because Muslim rule prevailed for centuries following his defeat. Despite being overthrown, however, his name and story have evolved over time into a historical symbol of India's martial valor. The Last Hindu Emperor sheds new light on the enduring importance of heroic histories in Indian culture and the extraordinary ability of historical memory to transform the hero of a clan into the hero of a community, and finally a nation"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Talbot, Cynthia
Dewey number
  • 954/.40223092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS460.P77
LC item number
T35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pr̥thvīrāja
  • Pr̥thvīrāja
  • India
  • Emperors
  • Hindus
  • Heroes
  • India
  • Historiography
  • Memory
  • Public opinion
  • Pr̥thvīrāja
  • Prithviraj
  • 15.75 history of Asia
  • Emperors
  • Heroes
  • Hindus
  • Historiography
  • Historiography
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Kings and rulers
  • Public opinion
  • India
  • Indien
  • India
  • Delhi (sultanaat)
Label
The Last Hindu Emperor : Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past, 1200-2000, Cynthia Talbot, University of Texas at Austin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Layers of memory -- 2. Literary trajectories of the historic king -- 3. Delhi in the making of the last Hindu emperor -- 4. The heroic vision of a regional elite -- 5. Imagining the Rajput past in Mughal-era Mewar -- 6. Validating Prithvīrāj Rāso in colonial India, 1820s-70s -- 7. Contested meanings in a nationalist age, 1880s-1940s -- 8. Epilogue: The postcolonial Prithviraj -- Appendix: Prithvīrāj Rāso's textual history
Control code
913712092
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 316 pages
Isbn
9781107118560
Lccn
2015020424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025682473
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)913712092
Label
The Last Hindu Emperor : Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past, 1200-2000, Cynthia Talbot, University of Texas at Austin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Layers of memory -- 2. Literary trajectories of the historic king -- 3. Delhi in the making of the last Hindu emperor -- 4. The heroic vision of a regional elite -- 5. Imagining the Rajput past in Mughal-era Mewar -- 6. Validating Prithvīrāj Rāso in colonial India, 1820s-70s -- 7. Contested meanings in a nationalist age, 1880s-1940s -- 8. Epilogue: The postcolonial Prithviraj -- Appendix: Prithvīrāj Rāso's textual history
Control code
913712092
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 316 pages
Isbn
9781107118560
Lccn
2015020424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025682473
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)913712092

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