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Upcoming Book - September 2017

Delhi’s Qutb Complex, the Minaret, Mosque and Mehrauli

By Catherine Asher

The Qutb complex is one of Delhi’s major tourist attractions and the Qutb Minar is often used as an iconic emblem representing the city. Yet aside from scholarly essays and largely descriptive books on the site, there has been little attempt to write an accessible analysis of the site’s monuments, patrons, inscriptions and history. This book will examine not only the site as it was developed in the early Sultanate period, but also probe its life prior to the establishment of Muslim rule in the late 12th century and then again after the period of Sultanate patronage of the site up to the present. This study will show that over time the complex remained considerably more significant in meaning than is generally believed. The surrounding urban area including dargahs, temples, mosques, tombs and water sources will be studied as well especially in terms of their relation to the core mosque and minaret.


Upcoming Magazine - June 2017

Contemporary Dance in India

Edited by Astad Deboo and Ketu H. Katrak

This issue probes the many factors and challenges facing Contemporary Dance in India, prominent since the 1980s (with earlier artists such as Uday Shankar and Chandralekha). Through essays, photo features and interviews, we highlight the work of key personalities and institutions within this field and examine the following questions—What defines this style and distinguishes it from modern dance in the West? How are classical Indian dance styles interwoven into new-age choreography? What are the unique innovations in movement, theme, costuming, music, multimedia and staging that are visible today? Is contemporary dance in India a predominantly urban phenomenon? What are the forums and venues that support this form of dance financially and otherwise?


Upcoming Book - June 2017

Monuments Matter: India's Archaeological Heritage since Independence

By Nayanjot Lahiri

This volume aims to provide a mix of perspectives on Indian archaeology since Independence. 1947 saw a redrawing of the political map, as a consequence of which a united India came to be partitioned into the two nation-states of India and Pakistan. The book begins by looking at the impact this had on monuments, on museum collections, and on the nature of archaeological research itself. It goes on to provide an overview of archaeological investigations as also of methods used in collecting and processing data. A scrutiny of Indian archaeology’s accomplishments and failures since Independence is the conceptual theme that binds together this book.


Marg Illustrated Desk Diary 2017

Marg Illustrated Desk Diary 2017

Marg Illustrated Desk Diary 2017 is now available for purchase.

Theme: To mark the 70th anniversay of India's Independence, a selection of national symbols that celebrate our unique history and identity.

Price (all inclusive cost): India : Rs 385/- per diary | Overseas: US$ 15/- per diary

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Upcoming Book - March 2017

Punjab: Building the Land of the Five Rivers

guest-edited by Abha Narain Lambah

Commemorating the 70th year of Independence and Partition, this book provides insights into the architectural legacy of Punjab from both sides of the border.