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Artefacts of History: Archaeology, Historiography and Indian Pasts

Sudehsna Guha (Author)

This book encourages us to critically regard the ways in which ideologies of cultural heritage and civilisational legacies are transformed into tangible and visible things through archaeological scholarship.

Through little-known histories of the practices, governance and scholarship of the archaeology of India, this book re-examines the manner in which the past is recalled and historicized. It guides us to think afresh of the histories of antiquarianism in South Asia, explore the impetus of collecting and curatorial practices within the scholarship of pre-colonial India, and investigate the diverse linkages within the histories of Indian archaeology. It encourages a focus upon issues of historiography, methodology and notions of evidence and looks in to the responsibilities and changing needs of the academic scholarship of archaeology.

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Title Artefacts of History: Archaeology, Historiography and Indian Pasts
Author Sudehsna Guha
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.04.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351501640
length 296p.,