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Mysore

Samuel Paul, Kala Seetharam Sridhar, A. Venugopala Reddy, and Pavan Srinath

in The State of Our Cities: Evidence from Karnataka

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080381
eISBN:
9780199081622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080381.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter first focuses on the history, origins, and governance of Mysore, a historic city of south India. This is followed by a characterization of the city’s demographics (population, density ... More


How It All Began

M.N. Srinivas

in The Remembered Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes how the author's study of Rampura, a multi-caste village in Mysore, began in 1945–46 when he was a doctoral student in social anthropology at Oxford. According to ... More


The Kannada Nation: 1957–69

M.K. Raghavendra

in Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation and the Kannada Language Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071587
eISBN:
9780199080793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071587.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Mysore acceded to the Indian Union nearly two months after Independence and it was only on 12 October that Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadeyar signed away the prerogatives of the princely house of Mysore. ... More


The Distance from Delhi: 1970–9

M.K. Raghavendra

in Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation and the Kannada Language Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071587
eISBN:
9780199080793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071587.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Kannada cinema in the 1970s, covering both popular and art films. It explores the first Kannada art film —Samskara (1970), based on a 1965 novel by U. R. Ananthamurthy, about a ... More


Vestiges of Mysore: 1980–9

M.K. Raghavendra

in Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation and the Kannada Language Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071587
eISBN:
9780199080793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071587.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Kannada films of the 1980s, a period in which some genres in Kannada cinema — the mythological film, the historical film — died out and new genres like the youth film appeared. ... More


Conclusion

M.K. Raghavendra

in Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation and the Kannada Language Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071587
eISBN:
9780199080793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071587.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter suggests that linguistic reorganization was unsuccessful in creating a single Kannada nation out of the different Kannada-speaking areas brought together. The vestiges of Mysore still ... More


Region, Language, and Indian Cinema: Mysore and Kannada Language Cinema of the 1950s

M.K. RAGHAVENDRA

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter suggests that the discourse formulated in relation to the dominant south Indian cinemas in Tamil or Telugu can prove to be homogenizing when used to analyse other regions, such as ... More


The Social Origins of Political Power in Karnataka: Stable Caste and Class Dominance

Narayan Lakshman

in Patrons of the Poor: Caste Politics and Policymaking in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069980
eISBN:
9780199081288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069980.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the analytical links between the pro-poorness of the state as manifested in its policies, and the social/caste structure and political movements in Karnataka. The chapter ... More


Devotional Sovereignty: Kingship and Religion in India

Caleb Simmons

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088897
eISBN:
9780190088927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088897.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book investigates the shifting articulations of kingship in a wide variety of literary (Sanskrit and Kannada), visual, and material courtly productions in the South Indian kingdom of Mysore ... More


Mysore

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 2: The Straight Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460113
eISBN:
9780199086474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460113.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

A picture is painted in this chapter of life at the Bangalore Residency in the well-run Hindu state of Mysore with all its pageantry and colourful festivals. The maharajah is seen to be an ... More


Organizing Warfare and Diplomacy in Western India, 1778–83

Manu Sehgal

in Creating an Early Colonial Order: Conquest and Contestation in South Asia, c.1775-1807

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190124502
eISBN:
9780190992170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190124502.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Political History

This chapter examines the origins of a distinctive system of organizing military conquest in the final quarter of the eighteenth century. It seeks to de-centre the study of politics and military ... More


‘Stranger to Relate yet Wonderfully True’: Civil-Military Relations in the Madras Presidency, c.1780–9

Manu Sehgal

in Creating an Early Colonial Order: Conquest and Contestation in South Asia, c.1775-1807

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190124502
eISBN:
9780190992170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190124502.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History, Political History

Building on the preceding chapter’s effort to study war and territorial conquest from the vantage point of peninsular India, this chapter focuses on the Madras presidency at war against the sultans ... More


Political Economy of Conquest: Public Finance and Colonial Warfare

Manu Sehgal

in Creating an Early Colonial Order: Conquest and Contestation in South Asia, c.1775-1807

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190124502
eISBN:
9780190992170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190124502.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Political History

By the final decade of the eighteenth century, the political economy of conquest had crystalized into a distinctively recognizable modern form. Expanded scale of war-making created a need to surveil ... More


Introduction: Kingship and Sovereignty in Mysore

Caleb Simmons

in Devotional Sovereignty: Kingship and Religion in India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088897
eISBN:
9780190088927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088897.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter introduces the reader to the history of the Mysore kingdom and the courts of Tipu Sultan and Krishnaraja Wodeyar III. It investigates the kingdom’s development before and during the ... More


The King of Seringapatam

Caleb Simmons

in Devotional Sovereignty: Kingship and Religion in India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088897
eISBN:
9780190088927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088897.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The focus of this chapter is on two texts—the Book of Haidar (Haidar Nama) and the History of Haidar (Nishan-i Haidari)—that relate Tipu Sultan’s genealogy. Of particular interest is the ... More


The Sultan, the Sufi, and the Guru

Caleb Simmons

in Devotional Sovereignty: Kingship and Religion in India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088897
eISBN:
9780190088927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088897.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the process of devotional continuity as a way of situating kingship within Tipu Sultan’s reign. Tipu Sultan made claims about his relationship to the divine and thereby about ... More


Divine Warfare and Diplomacy

Caleb Simmons

in Devotional Sovereignty: Kingship and Religion in India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088897
eISBN:
9780190088927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088897.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines warfare and diplomacy during Tipu Sultan’s reign as a means to understand the complex constructions of religious fidelity and infidelity in his court. The first section explores ... More


Restoring an “Ancient Hindu” Family

Caleb Simmons

in Devotional Sovereignty: Kingship and Religion in India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088897
eISBN:
9780190088927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088897.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the vamshavalis, or genealogies, from the court Krishnaraja Wodeyar III. These texts worked within and through modes of historiography from both India and Europe, incorporating ... More


Portraying Devotion

Caleb Simmons

in Devotional Sovereignty: Kingship and Religion in India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088897
eISBN:
9780190088927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088897.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Through patronage, Krishnaraja Wodeyar III and his court constructed a cultural memory of devotion that cemented the identity of the Wodeyar lineage as the “ancient Hindu Rajahs” and displayed the ... More


Displaying Power

Caleb Simmons

in Devotional Sovereignty: Kingship and Religion in India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088897
eISBN:
9780190088927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088897.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the visual media from Krishnaraja Wodeyar III’s court that present a different perspective on royal power rooted in Indian understandings of sovereignty. The chapter focuses on ... More


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