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Introduction

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter begins with discussions of the importance of archaeological evidence in studying ancient India, and the development of archaeological research in the subcontinent — establishment of the ... More


Seeing Red?

Daniel Foliard

in Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451336
eISBN:
9780226451473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This chapter sets out to examine the interplay between the various official and nonofficial actors who produced knowledge on the East in the late Victorian period. It pays specific attention to the ... More


The Land between Rivers: Connecting the Bengal and China Markets

Gunnel Cederlöf

in Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198090571
eISBN:
9780199082797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090571.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter researches the commercial routes in the South-West Silk Road between Bengal and Yunnan via Burma, as these were explored by the officers in the Survey of India in the 1830s. It also ... More


Making ‘Natural’ Boundaries

Gunnel Cederlöf

in Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198090571
eISBN:
9780199082797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090571.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter investigates the expeditions of the Survey of India in Sylhet district and Cachar duringthe 1920s and 1930s. The expeditions had the purpose of demarcating the outer boundaries of the ... More


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


Transcending the colonial?: Colonial linguistics and George Grierson’s Linguistic Survey of India

Rajend Mesthrie

in Colonial and Decolonial Linguistics: Knowledges and Epistemes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198793205
eISBN:
9780191835124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793205.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter revisits the Linguistic Survey of India (Sir George Grierson, ed. 1903–28, eleven volumes in nineteen parts) in the context of its times, as well as from the hindsights of colonial ... 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


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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