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Trade, Ideology and Urbanization: South India, 300 BC to AD 1300

Trade, Ideology and Urbanization: South India, 300 BC to AD 1300

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By (author) R. Champakalakshmi

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  • Publisher: OUP India
  • Format: Paperback | 500 pages
  • Dimensions: 139mm x 216mm x 22mm | 538g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1999
  • Publication City/Country: New Delhi
  • ISBN 10: 0195648757
  • ISBN 13: 9780195648751
  • Illustrations note: halftones, line drawings, maps, tables

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This book studies two relatively unknown phases of urbanization in South India in the early historical (300 BC - AD 300) and the early medieval (AD 600-1300) periods. The author analyses the reasons for urbanization not merely in terms of the economy and demography but also Cola imperialism and the bhakt ideology in this process.

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Champakalakshmi offers some innovative insights into the phenomenon of urbanization. The Journal of Asian Studies