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Marshalling the past : ancient India and its modern histories / Nayanjot Lahiri.Material type: BookPublisher: Ranikhet : Permanent Black, 2012Description: x, 452 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9788178243481 (hbk.); 8178243482 (hbk.).Subject(s): India -- History -- 19th century | India -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 954 LAH
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part 1. Ancient heritage and modern histories -- part 2. Artefacts and landscapes -- part 3. An archaeologist and a historian.
Archaeologists find unexpected things during their digs—as does Lahiri. By unearthing new archival material and by looking at the ways in which the personal and the professional mix in their writings, she gives us new facets of two iconic scholars of ancient India, the archaeologist John Marshall and the historian D.D. Kosambi. Both are crucial figures: Marshall headed the group that discovered the Indus civilization; Kosambi changed the way in which ancient Indian history was written after Independence. Lahiri gives us pictures of them that no one else has.--Publisher description.