Histories, Regions, Nodes: Essays for Rattan Lal Hangloo
The volume Histories, Regions, Nodes is a collection of eighteen essays that brings together assorted opinions and issues raised by scholars on themes related to trade and urbanization, art, architecture and popular culture, religion and ideology, historiography, nature of state, status of women, diplomacy and ethnic conflict in remote parts of India. Contributed by scholars who have known Professor Rattan Lal Hangloo over the years, these essays deliberate upon political, cultural and economic aspects of history to which Professor Hangloo as a historian has contributed. The medieval Indian State, Central Asian affairs, Indian diaspora and contemporary politics in Kashmir are areas that have interested Professor Hangloo throughout. His wide-ranging research and forthright views as well as his lasting contribution to the discipline of history and beyond enunciate an academic spirit that cuts across many boundaries.