Cultural Landscapes of South Asia

This volume focuses on the notion of cultural landscape as a medium integrating multiple forms of heritage and points to a new paradigm for conservation practices in the South Asian context.

Cultural Landscapes of South Asia

The pluralism of South Asia belies any singular reading of its heritage. In spite of this diversity, its cultural traditions retain certain attributes that are at their core South Asian—in their capacity to self‐organize, enact and reinvent cultural memories, and in their ability to retain an intimate connection with nature and landscape. This volume focuses on the notion of cultural landscape as a medium integrating multiple forms of heritage and points to a new paradigm for conservation practices in the South Asian context. Even though the construct of cultural landscape has been accepted as a category of heritage, its potent use in heritage management in general and within the South Asian context in particular has not been widely studied. The volume challenges the prevalent views of heritage management in South Asia that are entrenched in colonial legacies and contemporary global policy frameworks.

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Cultural Landscapes of South Asia
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Kapila D. Silva, Amita Sinha
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-14 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The pluralism of South Asia belies any singular reading of its heritage. In spite of this diversity, its cultural traditions retain certain attributes that are at their core South Asian—in their capacity to self‐organize, enact and reinvent cultural memories, and in their ability to retain an intimate connection with nature
Asian Heritage Management
Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Kapila D. Silva, Neel Kamal Chapagain
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-05 - Publisher: Routledge

The prevalent global heritage discourse has been primarily Euro-centric in its origin, premise, and praxis. Diverse cultural, historical, and geographical contexts, such as that of Asia, call for more context-specific approaches to heritage management. This book explores this complexity of managing the cultural heritage in Asia. Case studies include sites
Architectural Conservation in Asia
Language: en
Pages: 598
Authors: John H. Stubbs, Robert G. Thomson
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-10 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out local insights, experiences, best practice and solutions for
Case Study Strategies for Architects and Designers
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: Marja Sarvimaki
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-27 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Case Study Strategies for Architects and Designers explains methods in evidence-based design, also called practice-based research, to show you the value of research to your designs. Topics covered pertain to data collection and analysis techniques, including surveys, interviews, fieldwork, participatory design, occupancy evaluations, and memory sketching. Integrative data evaluation, theoretical
The Buddha's Tooth
Language: en
Pages: 365
Authors: John S. Strong, Professor John S. Strong
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-22 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"Hair, teeth, fingernails, pieces of bone-bodily fragments supposedly from the Buddha himself have a complicated history. These relics have long served as objects of veneration for many Buddhists, and unsurprisingly, when Western colonial powers subjugated populations in South Asia, they used, manipulated, and even destroyed these relics to exert control.