We aim to explore the manner in which notions of cultural heritage are created and nurtured through the scholarship and governance of archaeology with specific references to the archaeologies of heritage-making within post-colonial South Asia.
The current research is on histories of archaeological collections, museums, and heritage-making in South Asia. We are also working towards an exhibition, to be held in 2023, on the histories of 19th-century architectural and archaeological photography in India. Additionally, we have an ongoing collaborative project on aspects of the ethnographies of frontier states, with a case study on Sikkim.
A book on histories of objects and historiographies of India, simply titled "A History of India through 75 Objects", is expected to be published in November 2022.