Hindu Temples in Hyderabad: State Patronage and Politics - eScholarship

  title={Hindu Temples in Hyderabad: State Patronage and Politics - eScholarship},
  author={Kb Leonard},
This article argues that Hindu temples in Hyderabad, a city in a territory ruled by Muslims from the fourteenth century until the 1948 incorporation of the princely state of Hyderabad into independent India, were resources in a multi-religious landscape, institutions that reflected the political power of their patrons and often performed functions for the state. Temples were built and managed as part of the Indo-Muslim or Mughlai urban court economy in Hyderabad, and temple patronage reflected… CONTINUE READING

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