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Archaeology and the Public Purpose: Writings on and by M.N. Deshpande

Nayanjot Lahiri

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190130480
eISBN:
9780190993870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130480.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This book interleaves the history of post-Independence archaeology in India with the life and times of Madhukar Narhar Deshpande (1920–2008), a leading Indian archaeologist who went on to become the ... More


A Life in Public Archaeology

Nayanjot Lahiri

in Archaeology and the Public Purpose: Writings on and by M.N. Deshpande

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190130480
eISBN:
9780190993870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130480.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter explores the various dimensions of the professional life of an Archaeological Survey of India’s Superintendent of Archaeology ranging from conserving monuments to undertaking field work, ... More


Introduction

Mehrdad Shokoohy and Natalie H. Shokoohy

in Bayana: The Sources of Mughal Architecture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474460729
eISBN:
9781474495608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460729.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Bayana, were it not for its shortage of water, might have been the capital of India. Strategically located in south-east Rajasthan on the route from Delhi to Gwalior and the Deccan, it attracted the ... More


Tabo: The Himalayan Ajanta

Nayanjot Lahiri

in Archaeology and the Public Purpose: Writings on and by M.N. Deshpande

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190130480
eISBN:
9780190993870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130480.003.0013
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The Tabo and Ki monasteries are described here, which are very important for understanding the art of the Gu-ge style that flourished in Western Tibet from the tenth century onwards. This style is ... 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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