Rethinking Connectivity: Region, Place and Space in Asia by Edited by,Lipi Ghosh,Rila Mukherjee

By Edited by,Lipi Ghosh,Rila Mukherjee

The historical past of a spot, regardless of how small, can't be understood with out appreciating the connections —visible or invisible; random or methodical; haphazard or systematic—it forges with different locations throughout time and area. as soon as those connections turn into constant and sturdy, they remodel into connectivities. Rethinking Connectivity: quarter, position and house in Asia urges us to appear not only for connections but in addition connectivities. beginning with instances of hugely seen and structured/networked connectivities in an overland direction spanning valuable Asia and in a coastal polity’s transactions at the a long way facet of the Indian Ocean, the e-book showcases essentially the most outstanding hyperlinks solid in Asian historical past. It comprises 3 examples of ideologies and participants negotiating connections already validated in colonial Bengal and, from those nation-states of the seen, strikes to the intangible area of visible options to determine different linkages. Cultural icons celebrating the kingdom, and maps exhibiting more and more novel conceptions of house and time, toughen the belief of an Asia that's attached or even braided, but in addition contested from early instances to the present.

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