This collection of original essays engages with the historicaldynamics of traditions and their ways of surving and adapting. part of a critical and concious task of represiting and analysing tradition, these essays unravel the theoritical dimentions of the term. In doing so they also examine musical literary, architectural, political, and historical traditions that have been crucial to South Asia. Begning with the challange of locating social reality in the architectural remains of a tradition, and breaks and disjunctures, these essays traverse the specturum to assess older textual traditions for voices of authority.
About the Author :Satish Saberwal taught sociology at the center for Historical studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.Supriya Verma is Reader, Department of History, School of Social Sciences, University of Hydrabad.