This volume fulfils a long-felt need in South Asian studies by initiating an interdisciplinary dialogue between archaeology and history. It challanges traditional assumptions derived from text-based archaeology dating to the Alexxander Cunningham era and re-examins the role of archives,monumental architecture and artefects in the reconstruction of the past. The volume thus endorses an active involvement between Archaeology and History. It is hoped that this will then lead to increased inputs in the study and practice of archaeology.
About the Author:
Himanshu Prabha Ray is Associate professor at the centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, publications include Monastasery and Guild :Commerce under the satavahansas.