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Dialogues with the Past : Ethnohistory of a Rajput Princely State. Dialogues with the Past : Ethnohistory of a Rajput Princely State.

Elena Karachkova

Dialogues with the Past : Ethnohistory of a Rajput Princely State.

Sovpadenie

Moskva, 2013, 248 pages

ISBN: 978-5-903060-42-9

What and how do ordinary Indians tell about the past; why are the present discussions about the past events still relevant; what is the role of architectural monuments in the images of the past? The answers to these and other questions connected with the phenomenon of collective historical memory – its content and methods of framing – the readers will find in this book. The work is the result of many years field study of the author in the cities and villages of Indian state Rajasthan situated on the territory of the former mediaeval princely state. The book is addressed not only to the experts (orientologists, historians, and ethnologists), but also to a wide circle of advanced readers, interested in Indian history and culture.

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