New history of ancient past

Print edition : June 08, 2018

For Upinder Singh, the wilderness was conjoined with the state in a convoluted and complex way, fraught with tension and violence. B.N. Chattopadhyaya presents an equally striking discussion of not merely the normative state perception but in an attempt at inversion tries to locate the forest itself as state in ancient India. Photo: G. Karthikeyan

The three books foreground the importance of the present in formulating questions and agendas for the study of India’s historical past.
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