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Re-use free pdf "Re-use" offers a novel approach to understanding the relationship between the past and the present in terms of the concept of 're-use'. It introduces the theory of re-use - wherein elements from the past are adapted and built upon - as an important heuristic tool for analysing and interpreting cultural and political changes and the transnational flow of ideas, concepts and objects in South Asia. "Re-use" is a collection of well researched and lucidly written scholarly articles that apply the concept of re-use to different aspects of South Asian progress - from art, architecture and jewellery to religion, statesmen and legislatures. By not treating artistic, political, religious and cultural developments as linear evolutions, this book encourages readers to understand development as a continuous modification of the past and a periodic return to earlier forms. Beautifully illustrated with exquisite images, and containing a scholarly bibliography pointing in the direction of yet unexplored terrain, this new text will be a source of excitement to the specialist and a source of pleasure to the general reader.

About Julia A. B. Hegewald

Julia A B Hegewald is Professor and Head of Department of Asian and Islamic Art History, in the Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies (IOA) at the University of Bonn, Germany. She is Director of the Emmy Noether Research Project on Jainism in Karnataka, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). She has been a Reader in Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester (2007-10), a postdoctoral Fellow at the South Asia Institute at Heidelberg University (2005-07) and a Research Fellow at University College Oxford (1998-2005). She graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, from where she also holds a PhD. She is the author of Water Architecture in South Asia: A Study of Types, Developments and Meanings (2002), Jaina Temple Architecture in India: The Development of a Distinct Language in Space and Ritual (2009) and the editor of The Jaina Heritage: Distinction, Decline and Resilience (2010). Subrata K Mitra was trained as a political scientist at the University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, both in India, as well as at the University of Rochester, New York, USA. He is currently Professor and Head, Department of Political Science at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University and was the coordinator, Area A (Governance and Administration), Cluster of Excellence-Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows (2008-2010). His publications include The Puzzle of India's Governance: Culture, Context and Comparative Theory (2005) and When Rebels become Stakeholders (2009). He is the academic editor of Advances in South Asian Studies, Heidelberg Series in South Asian and Comparative Studies and editor of Critical Issues in the Modern Politics of South Asia (2009).

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Author : Julia A. B. Hegewald
Publisher : SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Data Published : 10 January 2012
ISBN : 8132106555
EAN : 9788132106555
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 360 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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