New Cultural Histories of India

Author(s): 
Chatterjee, Partha
Author(s): 
Guha-Thakurta, Tapati
Author(s): 
Kar, Bodhisattva
ISBN: 
9780198090373
Date published: 
January 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£40.00

This book examines the new orientations in the writing of cultural histories of India from the pre-colonial and early modern period to the postcolonial and contemporary era. It analyses the 'materialist' turn through wide-ranging textual, visual, aural, ritual, and spatial resources like eighteenth-century scribal literature in western India, art deco architecture in twentieth century Calcutta, circulating heads in Naga hills, and Mayawati's monuments in Lucknow.