Rethinking Connectivity: Region, Place and Space in Asia by Lipi GhoshRethinking Connectivity: Region, Place and Space in Asia by Lipi Ghosh

Rethinking Connectivity: Region, Place and Space in Asia

EditorLipi Ghosh, Rila Mukherjee

Hardcover | April 11, 2016

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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. Rethinking Connectivity: Region, Place and Space in Asia urges us to look not just for connections but also connectivities. Starting with cases of highly visible and  structured/networked connectivities in an overland route spanning Central Asia and in a coastal polity's transactions on the far side of the Indian Ocean, the book showcases some of the most remarkable links forged in Asian history. It contains three examples of ideologies and individuals negotiating connections already established in colonial Bengal and, from these realms of the visible, moves to the intangible domain of visual strategies to discern other linkages. Cultural icons celebrating the nation, and maps displaying increasingly novel conceptions of space and time, reinforce the idea of an Asia that is connected and even braided, but also contested from early times to the present.

Lipi Ghosh is Professor, Department of South and South East Asian Studies, University of Calcutta, Kolkata. Rila Mukherjee is Professor of History, University of Hyderabad, and Director, Institut de Chandernagor, West Bengal.
Title:Rethinking Connectivity: Region, Place and Space in AsiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:202 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:April 11, 2016Publisher:Ratna Sagar P. Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:9384082848

ISBN - 13:9789384082840

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