Indian Cultures as Heritage: Contemporary Pasts

01 May 2018

Romila Thapar

In this book, the acclaimed historian Romila Thapar explores how the definition of Indian culture has changed over the last three centuries. She argues that the contexts through which we view ideas and objects constantly require revaluation, and challenges the view of culture as a singular entity that represents whole communities. Thapar analyses objects that identify cultures and explores various ideas that shape culture, such as social discrimination, the role of women and attitudes to science and knowledge.

Aleph Books, 262 pages, Rs 599