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Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Protection and Community Engagement in South Asia

Editors: Coningham, Robin, Lewer, Nick (Eds.)

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  • Explores heritage management strategies in South Asia
  • Offers case studies of recent experiences of community engagement with archaeological excavation and cultural heritage from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal
  • Assesses both intangible and tangible heritage and associated local community engagement
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Exploring archaeology, community engagement and cultural heritage protection in South Asia, this book considers heritage management strategies through community engagement, bringing together the results of research undertaken by archaeologists, heritage practitioners and policy makers working towards the preservation and conservation of both cultural and natural heritage. The book highlights the challenges faced by communities, archaeologists and heritage managers in post-conflict and post-disaster contexts in their efforts to protect, preserve and present cultural heritage, including issues of sustainability, linkages with existing community programmes and institutions, and building administrative and social networks. The case-studies illustrate larger-scale projects to small micro-level engagement, across a range of geographical, political, social and economic contexts, providing a framework that links and synchronises programmes of archaeological activities alongside active community engagement.

The chapters ‘Introduction’, ‘Community Engagement in the Greater Lumbini Area of Nepal: the Micro-Heritage Case-Study of Dohani’ and ‘Conclusion’ of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.


About the authors

Robin Coningham holds UNESCO’s Chair in Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage at Durham University, UK and has extensive experience of archaeology and post-disaster heritage interventions across South Asia. He is interested in sustainable community engagement with archaeological excavations and site preservation, and the balance between heritage protection, pilgrimage and development.

Nick Lewer is now Director of Coral Associates Ltd. He was formerly Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University. He has worked widely in South Asia focusing on community engagement, dialogue processes, education, and project monitoring and evaluation.



Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-15

    Coningham, Robin (et al.)

  • Communities and Micro-Heritage in Bhitargarh, Bangladesh: A Case Study

    Pages 17-30

    Jahan, Shahnaj Husne

  • Awakening Myths, Legends and Heritage

    Pages 31-43

    Krishnan, K. (et al.)

  • Kuragala: Religious and Ethnic Communities in a Contested Sacred Heritage Site in Sri Lanka

    Pages 45-58

    Deegalle, Venerable Mahinda

  • Community Engagement in the Greater Lumbini Area of Nepal: The Micro-Heritage Case Study of Dohani

    Pages 59-74

    Lewer, Nick (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-6237-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-6236-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Protection and Community Engagement in South Asia
Editors
  • Robin Coningham
  • Nick Lewer
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6237-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6237-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6236-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 193
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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