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
Tables
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
Maps
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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