Looking at the history of time in South Asia from another perspective
The usual approaches to the history of time and temporal cultures focus either on the device (clock) or modern nation-state institutions such as the army, schools, factories and offices. In contrast, the EU-funded TIMEHIST project intends to go beyond device-centrism and deal with spaces of temporal practices such as fields, farms, jungles and rivers. The project aims to write a history of time and temporal cultures in South Asia between the 1500s and the 1950s on a practice- and process-based understanding of the historical pasts. The project will contribute towards making temporality an independent analytical category in studies on spatiality, colonialism and social history.
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