Table of contents for Politics of patronage and protest : the state, society, and artisans in early modern Rajasthan / Nandita Prasad Sahai.

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1. Situating the State, Society, and Artisans
in Early Modem Marwar
Caste Hierarchy and Consequent Debilitation: Elitist Discourses on State
Formation; Shifting the Gaze to Subordinate Castes and Early Modem
Everyday Politics; On Cultural Hegemony, Autonomy, and Conscious-
ness; Questions of Domination, Collaboration, Resistance, and Protest;
The Sociology of Power, State Formation, and the Notion of Ulijabi: Pe-
titions and Other Sources: Variety of Genres. Multiple Perspectives
2. The Rathors and the Marwar Desh                           50
The Desh and the Raja; Kingship in the Eighteenth-century Context; In-
formation Order; The Ecological Environment; Trade. Commerce. and
the Economic Scenario
3. Artisanal Jatis, Jati Panchayats, and the State           88
Gendered Production Relations and the Artisanal World: Scriptures. Cus-
tomary Laws, and Justice; Jati Panchayats and Self-governance: Collabo-
rative Co-existence of the State and Artisanal Jati Panchayats; Tensions
and Manipulations: The Issue of Ex-communication; Concluding Remarks
4. Village Artisans, Landed Elites, and the State           124
Blending of Crafts and Agriculture: Transformations in the Birat System
and Relations of Patronage; Efforts to Establish Trade Monopolies: Exac-
tions, Extortions, and Intimidation by the Dominant; Merchants, Land-
lords, Debts, and Agrestic Servitude: The State and the Question of
Artisanal Agency: Petitions, Migrations, and Protest; Concluding Remarks
5. City Artisans, Merchants, and Urban Administration        178
Cities and their 'Pull' for Artisans: Muhalla-living and Concept of Biradari;
Urban Artisans, Merchants, and the Market: Artisanal Wage Labour and
the State; Politics of Legitimation and Artisans: Concluding Remarks
6. Escalation in Stresses and Artisanal Responses            212
Enhanced Stresses in Changing Times: Shifting Readings of Wajabi and
Increased Ranklings between the Raja and Runk: Rethinking Revolution-
ary Responses of the Subordinate; Concluding Remarks
Glossary                                                     242
Select Bibliography                                          250
Index                                                        268
Tables and Maps
2.1 Merchant Households in Pargana Headquarters
by Late Seventeenth Century                                68
4.1 Some Important State Taxes in Eighteenth-century Marwar  140
5.1 Pavan Jat Households in Pargana Headquarters
by the Late Seventeenth Century                           182
2.1 Parganas and Some Important Thikanas
in Eighteenth-century Marwar                               52
2.2 Physical Features of Marwar                               65
2.3 Famine Susceptible Regions of Marwar                      67
2.4 Important Trade Routes in Eighteenth-century Marwar       69

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