The Bhils in the Historic Setting of Western India

  • Nandini Sinha KapurEmail author


This chapter highlights the processes of the interaction between the Bhils and the regional states and the rural society in which they lived in southern Rajasthan and Gujarat in medieval times. Sources for this study are drawn from inscriptions, literary texts, bardic traditions, and the accounts of European travellers. The central theme relates to the participation of the Bhils in the processes of regional state formation, their contacts with rural peasant society and the consequent emergence of elite among the Bhils. I have thus tried to break the traditional academic mould of treating tribal peoples as isolated and in a stereotyped image.


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