Records, Recoveries, Remnants and Inter-Asian Interconnections: Decoding Cultural Heritage

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Records, Recoveries, Remnants and Inter-Asian Interconnections: Decoding Cultural Heritage has its conceptual core the inter-regional networks of Nalanda Mahavihara and its unique place in the Asian imaginary. The revival of Nalanda university in 2010 as a symbol of a shared inter-Asian heritage is this collection’s core narrative. The multidisciplinary essays interrogate ways in which ideas, objects, texts, and travellers have shaped — and in turn have been shaped by — changing global politics and the historical imperative that underpins them. The question of what constitutes cultural authenticity and heritage valuation is inscribed from positions that support, negate, or reframe existing discourses with reference to Southeast and East Asia. 
The essays in this collection offer critical, scholarly, and nuanced views on the vexed questions of regional and inter-regional dynamics, of racial politics and their flattening hegemonic discourses in relation to the rich tangible and intangible heritage that defines an interconnected Asia.


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Records, Recoveries, Remnants and Inter-Asian Interconnections: Decoding Cultural Heritage [Whole Publication, ISBN: 978-981-47-8642-3], by Anjana Sharma, editor 24.00 USD
Preliminary pages Download
1. Introduction: Records, Recoveries, Remnants and Inter-Asian Interconnections — Decoding Cultural Heritage , by Anjana Sharma, author Download
2. Negotiating Place and Heritage: Creating Nalanda University , by Gopa Sabharwal, author 5.00 USD
3. India, Magadha, Nalanda: Ecology and a Premodern World System , by Frederick M. Asher, author 5.00 USD
4. Collecting the Region: Configuring Bihar in the Space of Museums , by Sraman Mukherjee, author 5.00 USD
5. Heritage Preservation in the Gaya Region , by Abhishek S. Amar, author 5.00 USD
6. Setting the “Records” Straight: Textual Sources on Nland and Their Historical Value , by Max Deeg, author 5.00 USD
7. “Central India Is What Is Called the Middle Kingdom” , by Anne Cheng, author 5.00 USD
8. The Object | The Tree: Emissaries of Buddhist Ground , by Padma D. Maitland, author 5.00 USD
9. Tracing Transregional Networks and Connections Across the Indic Manuscript Cultures of Nusantara (AD 1400–1600) , by Andrea Acri, author 5.00 USD
10. Seeking a Sufi Heritage in the Deccan , by Kashshaf Ghani, author 5.00 USD
11. Archaeological Remains at Nalanda: A Spatial Comparison of Nineteenth Century Observations and the Protected World Heritage Site , by M.B. Rajani, Sonia Das, authors 5.00 USD
12. A Heritage Gem Sits in the Heart of a City, Unacknowledged, Incognito: The Case for Recognizing Kolkata Chinatown as a Historic Urban Landscape , by Rinkoo Bhowmik, author 5.00 USD
Index Download
Nalanda-Sriwijaya Series Download

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