From Temple to Museum: Colonial Collections and Uma Mahesvara Icons in the Middle Ganga Valley
Author
Salila Kulshreshtha
Specifications
  • ISBN : 9781138543188
  • year : 2018
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Description
The book highlights contentious issues in Indian archaeology such as renegotiating identities of religious images, reuse and sharing of sacred space by adherents of different faiths, rebuilding of temples and consequent reinvention of these sites. The author also engages with postcolonial debates surrounding history writing and knowledge creation in British India and how colonial archaeology, archival practices, official surveys and institutionalisation of museums has influenced the current understanding of religion, sacred space and religious icons. In doing so it bridges the historiographical divide between the ancient and the modern as well as socio-religious practices and their institutional memory and preservation.