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Devotional Sovereignty: Kingship and Religion in India

Caleb Simmons


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 during the reigns of Tipu Sultan (r. 1782–1799) and Krishnaraja Wodeyar III (r. 1799–1868). Tipu Sultan was a Muslim king famous for resisting British dominance until his death, and Krishnaraja III was a Hindu king who succumbed to British political and administrative control. Both of their courts dealt with the changing political landscape of the period by turning to the religious and mythical past to ... More

Keywords: Mysore, India, kingship, sovereignty, colonialism, Tipu Sultan, Wodeyar, religion, history, devotion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190088897
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190088897.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caleb Simmons, author
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Arizona

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