03. Table of Contents

Editorial Note

Sabarni Pramanik Nayak

The Women Dancers of Siṃhāchalam Temple: An Epigraphic Perspective ( 13 – 15 centuries)

1

Sandip Munshi

French East India Company Courtiers in Bengal: an overview

14

Raktim Sur

The liquor business in Bengal: competition and control in the nineteenth century

28

Tirthankar Ghosh

Cyclone, Vulnerability and Society: Disaster, Knowledge and Colonialism in Nineteenth Century Bengal (1864-74)

52

Sutapa Saha (Mitra)

Traditional Medicine and the Government: Policy-making in post-colonial India (1947-1963)

74

Parikshit Thakur

From Societas Civilis to Social Capital: Evolution of the idea of Civil Society in the Western Intellectual Traditions

90

Book Review

110