Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Protection and Community Engagement in South Asia

  • Robin Coningham
  • Nick Lewer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Robin Coningham, Nick Lewer
    Pages 1-15 Open Access
  3. K. Krishnan, Vrushab Mahesh
    Pages 31-43
  4. Nick Lewer, Anouk Lafortune-Bernard, Robin Coningham, Kosh Prasad Acharya, Ram Bahadur Kunwar
    Pages 59-74 Open Access
  5. Robin Coningham, Nick Lewer
    Pages 151-164
  6. Robin Coningham, Nick Lewer
    Pages 165-185 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 187-193

About this book


Exploring archaeology, community engagement and cultural heritage protection in South Asia, this book considers heritage management strategies through community engagement, bringing together the results of research undertaken by archaeologists, heritage practitioners and policy makers working towards the preservation and conservation of both cultural and natural heritage. The book highlights the challenges faced by communities, archaeologists and heritage managers in post-conflict and post-disaster contexts in their efforts to protect, preserve and present cultural heritage, including issues of sustainability, linkages with existing community programmes and institutions, and building administrative and social networks. The case-studies illustrate larger-scale projects to small micro-level engagement, across a range of geographical, political, social and economic contexts, providing a framework that links and synchronises programmes of archaeological activities alongside active community engagement.

The chapters ‘Introduction’, ‘Community Engagement in the Greater Lumbini Area of Nepal: the Micro-Heritage Case-Study of Dohani’ and ‘Conclusion’ of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at


Heritage Management Strategies in South Asia Community Engagement in Heritage Conservation Cultural Heritage and Preservation in South Asia Archeology and Heritage Presentation Tangible and Intangible Heritage in South Asia Excavation, Conservation and Preservation of South Asia Heritage

Editors and affiliations

  • Robin Coningham
    • 1
  • Nick Lewer
    • 2
  1. 1.Durham UniversityDurhamUK
  2. 2.Coral Associates LtdSkiptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6236-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6237-8
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