Conjuring a river, imagining civilisation

@article{Chadha2011ConjuringAR,
  title={Conjuring a river, imagining civilisation},
  author={Ashish Chadha},
  journal={Contributions to Indian Sociology},
  year={2011},
  volume={45},
  pages={55 - 83}
}
  • Ashish Chadha
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • Sociology
  • Contributions to Indian Sociology
The depiction of the river Saraswati as an empirical centre of the Harappan civilisation has been marked by intense debate in recent years. Taking the short-lived Saraswati Heritage Project (2002–04) initiated by the Archaeological Survey of India as a case study, this article examines the epistemological emergence of the river and interrogates its historical and ideological relationship to the Harappans and the Aryans. It argues that the epistemic trajectory of Saraswati from a literary entity… 
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