Author: Sarthak Malhotra

Sarthak Malhotra is a PhD student in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. His research explores everyday life near India’s most famous heritage site, the Taj Mahal, which has recently been at the centre of fierce contestations of national narratives as they focus on contesting visions of religious and historical memory.

A piece of wonder, or what four fragments of the Taj Mahal can tell us about monuments in India 

What is a piece of the Taj Mahal doing in a case with a Sumerian tablet, an Ostrich shell necklace, and an amulet from ancient Egypt? What can it tell us about monuments and conservation practices in India?

Sarthak Malhotra

26 March 2024

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