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This book offers both an insider and outsider perspective, moving from a period that saw the consolidation of western expertise and custodianship of India's "antiquities," to the projection over the twentieth century of varying regional, nativist and national claims around the country's archaeological, architectural and artistic inheritance, into a present time that has pitted these objects and fields within a highly contentious politics of nationhood.
Monuments, Objects, Histories
Institutions of Art in Colonial and Post-Colonial India
Series:Cultures of History
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS