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Published: 23 January 2021

360 Pages

ISBN: 9780190130480

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Archaeology and the Public Purpose

Writings on and by M.N. Deshpande

Professor Nayanjot Lahiri

  • It should be pitched as a newly dug out story from the archives about the history of post-independence archaeology in which India's first prime minister, the founder of the Chipko movement figure prominently along with archaeologists, especially the main protagonist around whom the book is organized
  • The book is a must read for anyone interested in India's past in general and the history of Indian archaeology in particular.