South Asian Archaeology & History (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka)

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  1. Relics and Relic Worship in the Early Buddhism of South Asia and Burma

    Relics and Relic Worship in the Early Buddhism of South Asia and Burma [Paperback]

    Janice Stargardt (Editor)

    £35.00

    ISBN: 9780861592180
    Published by : British Museum Press
    Series: British Museum Research Publications
    Volume: 218
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    Among world religions, only Buddhism and Christianity attach a central significance to the role of relics. These two traditions, however, are different in both conceptual and material terms. In Buddhism, the most sacred relics are those considered... .... Learn More
  2. Early Microlithic Technologies and Behavioural Variability in Southern Africa and South Asia

    Early Microlithic Technologies and Behavioural Variability in Southern Africa and South Asia [Paperback]

    Laura Lewis (Author)

    £51.00

    ISBN: 9781407315522
    Published by : British Archaeological Reports
    Series: BAR S
    Volume: 2861
    Microlith production is a distinctive and significant stone tool technology. However, inter-regional comparative analyses of microlithic industries are rare, and tend to homogenise these industries by focussing analytical attention on retouched to... .... Learn More
  3. A Time of Change: Questioning the "Collapse" of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

    A Time of Change: Questioning the "Collapse" of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka [Paperback]

    Keir Magalie Strickland (Author)

    £28.00

    ISBN: 9781784916329
    Published by : Archaeopress
    This book reassesses the apparent collapse of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, through explicit reference to the archaeological record. The study of Anuradhapura's terminal period has long been dominated by an over-reliance upon textual sources, resulting... .... Learn More
  4. Heroic Saktism: The Cult of Durga in Ancient Indian Kingship

    Heroic Saktism: The Cult of Durga in Ancient Indian Kingship [Hardback]

    Bihani Sarkar (Author)

    £70.00

    ISBN: 9780197266106
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs
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    Heroic 'Saktism is the belief that a good king and a true warrior must worship the goddess Durga, the form and substance of kingship. This belief formed the bedrock of ancient Indian practices of cultivating political power. Wildly dangerous and s... .... Learn More
  5. A Defense of Rule: Origins of Political Thought in Greece and India

    A Defense of Rule: Origins of Political Thought in Greece and India [Hardback]

    Stuart Gray (Author)

    £47.99

    ISBN: 9780190636319
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    At its core, politics is all about relations of rule. Accordingly one of the central preoccupations of political theory is what it means for human beings to rule over one another or share in a process of ruling. While political theorists tend to r... .... Learn More
  6. Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India: Multidisciplinary Investigation in an Archaeological Terra Incognita

    Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India: Multidisciplinary Investigation in an Archaeological Terra Incognita [Hardback]

    Manjil Hazarika (Author)

    £43.99

    ISBN: 9780199474660
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    The book is multi-disciplinary in its scope and has as its objective the reconstruction of the subsistence strategies and way of life of the prehistoric communities in Northeast India and their movements, dispersals, and settlements. The essential... .... Learn More
  7. South Asian Religions and Visual Forms in Their Archaeological Context

    South Asian Religions and Visual Forms in Their Archaeological Context [Paperback]

    Vincent Lefevre (Editor)

    £55.00

    ISBN: 9782503568041
    Published by : Brepols
    Series: Indicopleustoi
    Volume: 12.2
    This volume reflects the new directions of research in South Asian archaeology and art. Priority is given to work with primary sources: results of recent fieldwork, including the study of museum collections, results of previous unpublished field w... .... Learn More
  8. Archaeological investigations in the Niah Caves, Sarawak, 1954-2004

    Archaeological investigations in the Niah Caves, Sarawak, 1954-2004 [Hardback]

    Graeme Barker (Editor)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9781902937601
    Published by : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
    Series: McDonald Institute Monographs
    Volume: 2
    This book is the companion volume to Rainforest Foraging and Farming in Island Southeast Asia: the Archaeology of the Niah Caves, Sarawak. Together they present the results of new fieldwork in the caves and new studies of finds fr... .... Learn More
  9. Lamak

    Lamak: Ritual objects in Bali [Paperback]

    Francine Brinkgreve (Author)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9789088903908
    Published by : Sidestone Press
    A lamak is a long narrow ritual hanging that is an essential requirement at almost all rituals in Bali. It is hung from altars and shrines at temple festivals and on festive holy days. Made usually of palm leaves, it is by nature ephemeral and it ... .... Learn More
  10. Lamak

    Lamak: Ritual objects in Bali [Hardback]

    Francine Brinkgreve (Author)

    £195.00

    ISBN: 9789088903915
    Published by : Sidestone Press
    A lamak is a long narrow ritual hanging that is an essential requirement at almost all rituals in Bali. It is hung from altars and shrines at temple festivals and on festive holy days. Made usually of palm leaves, it is by nature ephemeral an... .... Learn More

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