Negotiating Identity and Status

  title={Negotiating Identity and Status},
  author={Sanjay Sharma},
  journal={Studies in History},
  pages={181 - 220}
A relatively recent thrust in Indian historiography has been on explorations of the making and functioning of various ideological structures through which the state in early India derived legitimacy. The present article extends the theme to the state under the Gurjara-Pratīhāras of Kanauj, who ruled large parts of north India from the late eighth to the early eleventh century AD. It begins by highlighting how the Pratīhāras of Kanauj made a conscious attempt to distance themselves from their… 
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