|Author/Contributor(s):||Chatterjee, Partha ; Guha-Thakurta, Tapati ; Kar, Bodhisattva|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
eighteenth-century scribal literature in western India, art deco architecture in twentieth century Calcutta, contemporary urban spaces, early illustrated Bengali almanacs, circulating heads in Naga hills, football in Calcutta's politics, performance and film-making studies in south India, and
Mayawati's monuments in Lucknow. The essays examine how recent interdisciplinary studies have enriched our understanding of cultural pasts and presents. Providing an overview of the popular and public manifestations of cultures over time, this volume traces the distinct trajectory of cultural
histories of India. It highlights the need for a more dynamic formulation of new cultural history of India in the present era of globalization.