This book explains how the early historic archaeological record of Punjab was put to use in the process of identity formation in the colonial and postcolonial periods. It focuses on the archaeological material with an eye towards how it was shaped by ancient identities.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part I: History 2. From Antiquarianism to Scientific Antiquarianism 3. Archaeology Part II: Theory And Method 5. Contemporary Theory and the Archaeology of Religion Part III: Practice 7. Minting Identity and Hegemony 8. Dicing and Oracular Gambling at Sirkap 9. The Archive at Sanghol 10. Conclusion: A Brief Look Ahead
Daniel Michon is Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Claremont McKenna College, USA.