By Julia A B Hegewald,Subrata K Mitra

provided here's a novel method of figuring out the connection among the prior and the current utilizing the original notion of re-use, in which components from the prior are strategically tailored into the current, and therefore turn into a part of a brand new modernity. The publication makes use of this system as a heuristic instrument for analysing and examining cultural and political adjustments and the transnational circulate of rules, techniques and items. The chapters follow this idea to South Asia however the proposal of re-use and the tactic of its software are either basic and amenable to cross-cultural and comparative analysis.

Re-use is a suite of well-researched and lucidly written scholarly articles that observe the concept that of re-use to assorted elements of cultural, political and fabric life-from artwork, structure and jewelry to faith, statesmen and legislatures. by way of now not treating inventive, political, spiritual and cultural advancements as linear evolutions, this publication encourages readers to appreciate them as a continual amendment of the prior and a periodic go back to previous forms.

Beautifully illustrated with beautiful photos, and containing a scholarly bibliography pointing towards hitherto unexplored terrain, this new textual content can be a resource of thought to the expert and a resource of enjoyment to the overall reader.

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