Mahesh Sharma

Panjab University

Professor

Sector 14

Chandigarh, 160014

India

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

10

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323

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3

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“  Currently working on gender based folklore to understand the daily lives of women, the challenge, and how it is dictated by patriarchal conceptions  ”

Scholarly Papers (10)

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A Protest Against the Protest: The Nath-Siddhas and Charpatnath

DEVOTION AND DISSENT IN INDIAN HISTORY. ED. V. RAMASWAMY. NEW DELHI: FOUNDATION BOOKS (CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS OF INDIA). 2014. PP-216-254
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Jan 2015
Mahesh Sharma
Panjab University
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siddhas, naths, alchemy, panjab, chamba, himachal, western himalayas, protest, tantra, sakt, siva

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Pahari Harihara or Harahari: Nuanced Iconography

In Indian Painting: Themes, Histories and Interpretations -- Essays in Honour of Bn Goswamy, 2013, Ahmedabad: Mapin
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 25 Aug 2014
Mahesh Sharma
Panjab University
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Harihara, Pahari, Indian Painting, Western Himalayas

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Puranic Texts from Kashmir: Vitastā and River Ceremonials in the Nīlamata Purāṇa

South Asia Research, Vol 28(2): 123-145, 2008
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 29 Jan 2014
Mahesh Sharma
Panjab University
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hegemony, iconography, Kashmir, Purāṇa, Vitastā, ritual, river ceremonial, river-goddess

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Symbols of Empowerment: Possession, Ritual and Healers in Himachal Himalaya (North India)

Journal of Asian and African Studies, 45(2) 196-208, 2010
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 29 Jan 2014
Mahesh Sharma
Panjab University
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locality, caste, shaman, oracle, sorcery, trance, liminal, dalit

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State, Pastures and Rice-Fields: The Gaddi Shepherds of Colonial Himachal Himalayas (North India)

Man In India, 92 (1): 13-35, 2013
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 29 Jan 2014
Mahesh Sharma
Panjab University
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Himachal, Himalayan shepherds, Gaddis, transhumant, pastures, alpine, temperate, herding cycle

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State Formation and Cultural Complex in Western Himalaya: Chamba Genealogy and Epigraphs - 700-1650 c.e.

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Jan 2014
Mahesh Sharma
Panjab University
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Western Himalayas, Chamba, Consent to rule, State, Legitimation

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The Western Himalayan Legend of Walled-Up Wife: State, Waterways, Patriarchy

Himalaya, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Vol. 35, No 2, January 2016
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Jan 2016
Mahesh Sharma
Panjab University
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kulhs, irrigation, woman sacrifice, waterways, state formation, rituals, clan, honor-killing

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Ritual, Performance, and Transmission: The Gaddi Shepherds of Himachal Himalayas

Oral Tradition, 2015, 29 (2): 271-90
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Jul 2015
Mahesh Sharma
Panjab University
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Himalayan shepherds, religion, ritual, folklore, change, ethnography

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The Frayed Margins of Empire: Early Nineteenth Century Panjab and the Hill States

indian economic and social history review, 2017, 54 (4)
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Dec 2017
Mahesh Sharma
Panjab University
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Kangra, Kulu, Sikhs, Ranjit Singh, Zomia, dominance, protest, hegemony, wool mart, opium, dyers, Sood, Khatris, Western Himaayas, Panjab, South-Asia, India, Modern History

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Contested Claims: Land, Ritual and the Jogis of Charpatnath (New Documents from Chamba)

The Indian Economic and Social History Review, 43, 4, 2006
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Oct 2017
Mahesh Sharma
Panjab University
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Jogis, Landgrants, Chamba, Western Himalayas, Empowerment, Naths, Ritual