ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Songs at the Confluence

Say to the Sun, "Don't Rise," and to the Moon, "Don't Set": Two Oral Narratives from the Countryside of Maharashtra edited and translated by Anne Feldhaus with Ramdas Atkar and Rajaram Zagade, Primus Books, 2015; pp 632, ₹ 2,395.

Contesting Power, Contesting Memories

Examining continuity and change in the commemorative history of an imperial war memorial, this paper shows that the contestations for hegemony in the present often take the form of contestations about memories. The Koregaon Bheema obelisk near Pune, which was built to reconfirm the belief of the British in their own power, today serves much the same function but for a different group of people – former untouchable Mahars – who had no choice but to collaborate with the colonisers against a tyrannical native regime.
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