Season 2 Episode 1 of Cambridge PhDcasts with PhDcaster Danika Parikh.
Danika Parikh is a final year PhD student in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, working on ceramic economy and the relationship between ceramics and material culture in rural northwest India during the Indus Civilisation (3200-1900 BC).
- The Land, Water and Settlement Project: My own research is part of this international collaborative interdisciplinary project that investigates the possible link between environmental change and the rise and fall of the earliest civilizations in South Asia.
- Mohenjo-daro.net: a website about the Indus city site of Mohenjo-daro
- Harappa.com: an image-rich website about the Indus Civilisation and early South Asia, contributed to by many preeminent Indus scholars.
- Material World: A global hub for thinking about things.
- Digital South Asia Library: digital materials for research and reference on South Asia
- DeMarrais, E., Castillo, L.J., and Earle, T. 1996. Ideology, materialization, and power strategies. Current Anthropology, 37(1): 15–31.
- DeMarrais, E., Gosden, C., and Renfrew, C. (eds) 2004. Rethinking Materiality: the Engagement of the Mind with the Material World. Cambridge.
- Gosselain, O.P. 2000. Materializing Identities: An African Perspective. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 7(3): 187-217.
- Hodder, I. 1982. Symbols in Action. Cambridge.
- Kenoyer, J.M. 2008. Indus Urbanism: New Perspectives on its Origin and Character, in J. Marcus and J.A. Sabloff (eds) The Ancient City: New Perspectives on Urbanism in the Old and New World, 85-109. Santa Fe.
- Mahias, M.-C. 1993. Pottery Techniques in India. In P. Lemonnier (ed.) Technological Choices: Transformation in Material Culture since the Neolithic, 157-180. New York.
- Petrie, C.A. 2013. South Asia, in P. Clark (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History, 83-104. Oxford.
- A Glossary of Gestures for Critical Discussion: invaluable, really.
The Cambridge PhDcasts are presented by John Gallagher and produced by Richard Blakemore and Ruth Rushworth with thanks to CRASSH.