Index

A list of blog posts at-a-glance.

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Archaeology

Blog posts on material culture. Read the tag: “May-illuminate” in 2020 for posts focused on Konkan (Western coast of India)

On Pallava monuments at Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu, India)

Sati memorials in Kutch (Gujarat, India) : 1 , 2, 3

Sevasi Vaav (step-well) near Baroda (Gujarat, India)

Fresco art in Konkan (Maharashtra, India)

Islam, mercantile activity and dargahs along the Konkan coast (Maharashtra, India) : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Medieval temples in Konkan region (Maharashtra, India) : 1, 2, 3, 4,

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Anthropology

Thoughts on the intersection of tangible and intangible sources of study. Some meanderings on selections from literature.

Saras cranes in Indian art and narrative (Gujarat and Ladakh, India)

Market in Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh, India)

Snake stones and Serpent myths (Karnataka, India)

Ganjifa from Sawantwadi (Maharashtra, India)

Dashavatari performance from Sindhudurg (Maharashtra, India)

Research and oral narratives : 1, 2, 3,

Process of Cultural Anthropological research

Thoughts on Regional literature and study of the past (Case of Western Maharashtra): 1, 2, 3,

Jews in Konkan (Maharashtra, India)

Linguistic anthropology in Konkan (Maharashtra, India) : 1, 2

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Pedagogy

Posts on “hands-on” aspect of Archaeology and Anthropology, as well as course-development, making education more accessible, etc.

Special exhibit on Japanese tattoos (Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA)

Building online courses: 1, 2 , 3, 4

Regional narratives for Cultural Studies

Making sense of Archaeology and Religious Studies in the classroom and outside

Thoughts on using social-media in classrooms

Difficult topics in the classroom

Random thoughts

Let’s think consciously about the past and the present, together.

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