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Built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, India’s Mughal monuments—including majestic forts, mosques, palaces, and tombs, such as the Taj Mahal—are world renowned for their grandeur and association with the Mughals, the powerful Islamic empire that once ruled most of the subcontinent. In Monumental Matters, Santhi Kavuri-Bauer focuses on the prominent role of Mughal architecture in the construction and contestation of the Indian national landscape. She examines the representation and eventual preservation of the monuments, from their disrepair in the colonial past to their present status as protected heritage sites. Drawing on theories of power, subjectivity, and space, Kavuri-Bauer’s interdisciplinary analysis encompasses Urdu poetry, British landscape painting, imperial archaeological surveys, Indian Muslim identity, and British tourism, as well as postcolonial nation building, World Heritage designations, and conservation mandates.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, In Memoriam
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 1. Breathing New Life into Old Stones: The Poets and Artists of the Mughal Monument in the Eighteenth Century
  2. pp. 19-48
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  1. 2. From Cunningham to Curzon: Producing the Mughal Monument in the Era of High Imperialism
  2. pp. 49-75
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  1. 3. Between Fantasy and Phantasmagoria: The Mughal Monument and the Structure of Touristic Desire
  2. pp. 76-94
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  1. 4. Rebuilding Indian Muslim Space from the Ruins of the Mughal “Moral City”
  2. pp. 95-126
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  1. 5. Tryst with Destiny: Nehru’s and Gandhi’s Mughal Monuments
  2. pp. 127-144
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  1. 6. The Ethics of Monumentality in Postindependence India
  2. pp. 145-169
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 170-178
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 179-196
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 197-206
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 207-216
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  1. About the Author
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822393764
Related ISBN
9780822348993
MARC Record
OCLC
1103678338
Pages
232
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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