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Society against the state : perspectives on the history of early Andhra Pradesh

Galla, Amareswar


In most historical literature the conceptual 'state' has become a yardstick for measuring the degree of civilization achieved by any society. Such a Eurocentric notion has often precluded the understanding of local processes of power. This thesis is an attempt to study such processes in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh between the third century B.C. and midfourth century A.D. The research has shown that one of the most advanced cultures of early India in fact resisted any of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-01-28
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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