Re-visioning princely states in South Asian historiography

  title={Re-visioning princely states in South Asian historiography},
  author={Chitralekha Zutshi},
  journal={The Indian Economic and Social History Review},
  pages={301 - 313}
  • C. Zutshi
  • Published 1 July 2009
  • History, Sociology
  • The Indian Economic and Social History Review
This article reviews several key works within the scholarship on princely states produced in the past decade, in order to highlight their engagement with larger conversations in South Asian historiography. It argues that princely state scholarship no longer operates on the margins; rather, it has the potential to, and does, contribute to issues such as the idea of the feudal formation, the nature of modernity and the modern state, the articulation of religious and ethnic identities, women's… 

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