Kings and Commerce on an Agrarian Frontier: Kalketu’s Story in Mukunda’s CandimangalThe Indian Economic and Social History Review (2001)
"Kings and Commerce on an Agrarian Frontier: Kalketu’s story in Mukunda’s Candimangal" examines a sixteenth century Bengali text in which novel ideas about a more pacific style of kingship are related to expansion of peasant agriculture north and west of the Bengal delta, and to a degree of commercialisation of agrarian relations on that agrarian frontier. It contributes to studies of commercialisation, and to debates about changes in state formation and in ideologies of kingship in early modern Bengal.
- Mukunda’s Candimangal,
- Sixteenth century Bengal,
- Early modern Bengal
Citation InformationDavid Curley. "Kings and Commerce on an Agrarian Frontier: Kalketu’s Story in Mukunda’s Candimangal" The Indian Economic and Social History Review Vol. 38 Iss. 3 (2001) p. 299 - 324
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david-curley/10/