Cultural landscapes of South Asia: Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management

Kapila D. Silva (Editor), Amita Sinha (Editor)

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The pluralism of South Asia belies any singular reading of its heritage. In spite of this diversity, its cultural traditions retain certain attributes that are at their core South Asian-in their capacity to self-organize, enact and reinvent cultural memories, and in their ability to retain an intimate connection with nature and landscape. This volume focuses on the notion of cultural landscape as a medium integrating multiple forms of heritage and points to a new paradigm for conservation practices in the South Asian context. Even though the construct of cultural landscape has been accepted as a category of heritage, its potent use in heritage management in general and within the South Asian context in particular has not been widely studied. The volume challenges the prevalent views of heritage management in South Asia that are entrenched in colonial legacies and contemporary global policy frameworks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages276
ISBN (Electronic)9781317365938
ISBN (Print)9781138947573
StatePublished - Oct 14 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Arts and Humanities


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  • EDRA Achievement Award

    Sinha, Amita (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Prize/Award

  • Introduction

    Sinha, A., Oct 14 2016, Cultural Landscape of South Asia: Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management. Silva, K. D. & Sinha, A. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 1-10 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

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