18 September 2023, 06:30 pm
Programme Type
Conference Room I, IIC main building

Objects and Histories

Illustrated  lecture by Prof. Sudeshna Guha, Professor, Dept. of History and Archaeology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence

Chair: Surajit Sarkar

Sudeshna Guha will be speaking on her recent book A History of India Through 75 Objects (Hachette India: 2022). Through a selection of things from prehistory to modern-day India, the book demonstrates the importance of mapping the changing meanings and valuations of things over time for seeking historical and archaeological enquiries. It conveys the inordinate power of object worlds for interrogating projects of history-and heritage-making and brings to focus objects’ experiential and social effects, It, thereby, creates regard for the many histories we may expect of a particular phenomenon, encourages appreciation of history’s complexity, and guides readers to see what history is always making