Nicholas B. DirksAutobiography of an Archive: A Scholar’s Passage to India

Columbia University Press, 2015

by Ian Cook on May 18, 2015

Nicholas B. Dirks

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Nicholas B. Dirks' Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India (Columbia University Press, 2015) is a wonderful collection of essays, loosely arranged along the line's of the author's scholarly life. The chapters touch upon themes such as empire and the politics of knowledge, as well as the experience of archival research. Illuminating, lucid and always challenging, Autobiography of an Archive is a stimulating and pleasurable read.

 

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