Cultural Pasts is a collection of papers and lectures on a range of subjects pertaining to early Indian history, written over the last thirty years and published in various journals. Their collective publication makes them now more accessible. The focus of much of the contents is on historiography and on the changing dimensions of social and cultural history. The essays have been grouped thematically so as to give direction to the focus.
About the Author(s)
ROMILA THAPAR taught Ancient Indian History at Delhi University, and was later appointed to the Chair at Jawaharlal Nehru University, where she is now Emeritus Professor. The British Academy recently elected her a Corresponding Fellow.