Hindu temples in Hyderabad: state patronage and politics in South Asia

  title={Hindu temples in Hyderabad: state patronage and politics in South Asia},
  author={Karen B. Leonard},
  journal={South Asian History and Culture},
  pages={352 - 373}
  • K. Leonard
  • Published 21 June 2011
  • History
  • South Asian History and Culture
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… 

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