Rethinking Connectivity: Region, Place and Space in Asia

By: Rila Mukherjee & Lipi Ghosh (Eds.)

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The history of a place, no matter how small, cannot be understood without appreciating the connections — visible or invisible; random or methodical; haphazard or systematic — it forges with other places across time and space. Once these connections become consistent and durable, they transform into connectivities, and Rethinking Connectivity: Region, Place and Space in Asia urges us to discern not just connections but also connectivities. Starting with cases of highly visible and structured/networked connectivities from an overland route spanning Central Asia and a coastal polity on the far side of the Indian Ocean, the book showcases some of the remarkable links forged in Asian history. It gives three examples of ideologies and individuals negotiating connections already established in colonial Bengal, and, from these realms of the visible, moves to the more intangible domain of visual strategies to discern connectivities. Cultural icons celebrating the nation, and maps displaying increasingly novel conceptions of space and time, reinforce the idea of an Asia that is connected, braided, and also contested from early times to the present. Printed Pages: 186.

Title: Rethinking Connectivity: Region, Place and Space in Asia

Author Name: Rila Mukherjee & Lipi Ghosh (Eds.)

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2016

ISBN: 9789384082840

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701466

Keywords: Rethinking Connectivity: Region, Place and Space in Asia Rila Mukherjee & Lipi Ghosh (Eds.)