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Interrupting the Archive: Indigenous Voices and Colonial Hegemony

Mrinalini Rajagopalan

in Building Histories: The Archival and Affective Lives of Five Monuments in Modern Delhi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226283470
eISBN:
9780226331898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226331898.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter overturns colonial rhetoric regarding illiterate Indians who were lethargic about preserving their built heritage. Instead it shows the passionate claims and histories presented by a ... More


Building Histories: The Archival and Affective Lives of Five Monuments in Modern Delhi

Mrinalini Rajagopalan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226283470
eISBN:
9780226331898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226331898.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Building Histories traces the lives of five monuments in Delhi—Red Fort; Rasul Numa Dargah; Jama Masjid; Purana Qila; and the Qutb Complex—from the mid-nineteenth century to the twentieth century. ... More


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