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Colonial archaeology in South Asia

Himanshu Prabha Ray

Colonial archaeology in South Asia

the legacy of Sir Mortimer Wheeler

by Himanshu Prabha Ray

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Published by Oxford University Press in New Delhi .
Written in English


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On the development of archaeology as a discipline in India during the tenure of Mortimer Wheeler, former director-general, Archaeological Survey of India.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-272) and index.

StatementHimanshu Prabha Ray.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 291 p. :
Number of Pages291
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16659826M
ISBN 10019569077X
ISBN 109780195690774
LC Control Number2008307058

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