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Unscripted dialogues on archaeology and anthropology of South Asia. Join us on journeys into the pasts of the sub-continent as we discuss the rich material culture, artifacts, and archaeological sites. Let us open the treasure trove of a bygone era as hosts Akash and Durga chip away at a new theme every episode. New episodes every 1st and 15th of the month :) Stay tuned!

Chippin' Away Akash and Durga

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Unscripted dialogues on archaeology and anthropology of South Asia. Join us on journeys into the pasts of the sub-continent as we discuss the rich material culture, artifacts, and archaeological sites. Let us open the treasure trove of a bygone era as hosts Akash and Durga chip away at a new theme every episode. New episodes every 1st and 15th of the month :) Stay tuned!

    Indy-anna Jones and the Tower of Ivory

    Indy-anna Jones and the Tower of Ivory

    From the South of Asia to the North of America, we discuss the influence of popular culture on archaeology and the study of the past. If you started following archaeology after Indiana Jones' movies, Lara Croft Tomb-Raider, or the likes; this episode is for you! 
    Join us as we interview Josh Lindal (co-host of the podcast "Screens of the Stone Age"). We discuss films, archaeology, and how the field and popular culture represent each other. 

    Send your comments and inputs to us at chippinawayind@gmail.com and keep the conversation alive on Twitter and Instagram @chippinawayind

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    Bonus Content: Chippin' Away on Screens of the Stone Age!

    Bonus Content: Chippin' Away on Screens of the Stone Age!

    We had the wonderful opportunity to feature on Screens of the Stone Age. Find the details below!

    On this episode, we’re joined by Akash Srinivas and Durga Kale of the Chippin’ Away podcast to review Mohenjo Daro (2016), the story of a simple farmboy’s first trip to the big city where he falls in love, discovers his destiny, and saves an entire civilization. Mohenjo Daro was a real city in the Indus Valley, and Akash and Durga help us sift through the real-life archaeological evidence that inspired this film.
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    Find Durga on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/durgakale/
    Follow Durga on Twitter and Instagram @kalemighty
    Read Durga’s Blog: www.kalemighty.com


    In this episode:
    Learn more about the Indus Valley Civilization at https://www.harappa.com/
    Pineapples as a status symbol: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-53432877
    Ancient Harappan DNA: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/rare-ancient-dna-south-asia-reveals-complexities-little-known-civilization-180973053/
    We still can’t read Harappan writing: https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/why-we-still-cant-read-the-writing-of-the-ancient-indus-civilization
    What does the representation of horses in Mohenjo Daro have to do with debates about Indian ancestry? https://openthemagazine.com/features/history/hold-your-horses/
    Harappan Plumbing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanitation_of_the_Indus_Valley_civilisation
    Dales & Raikes (1968). The Mohenjo-Daro Floods: A Rejoinder! American Anthropologist, 70(5), 957-961. https://www.jstor.org/stable/669762
    Harappan unicorn seals: http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00routesdata/bce_500back/indusvalley/unicorn/unicorn.html
    The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7913305-the-immortals-of-meluha
    No, Mohenjo Daro was not destroyed by a nuclear explosion: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/1qjp4s/if_the_ancient_civilizations_of_mohenjodaro_and/
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    The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

    The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

    In this episode, part two of two, we continue our conversations with Dr. Kush Dhebar on India's wrestling and grappling culture, its representation and expression in material culture and the concept of masculinity, both in the past and how we represent it in the present. More examples, more details and an exciting origin story (!!), so jump right in!

    And you know the drill; get in touch with us with your comments and inputs: chippinawayind@gmail.com or reach out to us on IG and Twitter @chippinawayind

    Check out Kush on all social media:
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    Insta: https://www.instagram.com/kdhebar/
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    Brawns and Brains!

    Brawns and Brains!

    Physical culture, expressed in the form of dance, theatre, song and martial arts, has a deep and rich tradition in human societies. In this episode, part one of two, we converse with Dr. Kush Dhebar on India's wrestling and grappling culture, its representation and expression in material culture and the concept of masculinity, both in the past and how we represent it in the present. 

    And you know the drill; get in touch with us with your comments and inputs: chippinawayind@gmail.com or reach out to us on IG and Twitter @chippinawayind

    Check out Kush on all social media:
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    Insta: https://www.instagram.com/kdhebar/
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    Digital Heritage: A New Frontier

    Digital Heritage: A New Frontier

    How can we create an equitable world of digital heritage?
    Let's continue exploring more about heritage conservation in the digital world.
    We are joined by  Michael Benhamou, Founder, and President of Focillon. Focillon is a Non-Government Organisation working on digital heritage preservation and curation with a team of experts. Let us hear more from Michael himself!
    And you know the drill; get in touch with us with your comments and inputs: chippinawayind@gmail.com or reach out to us on IG and Twitter @chippinawayind

    Check out Focillon on all social media:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FocillonTips
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/focillon_arts_history/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/Focitips
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/focillon-arts-history/
    Website: www.focillon.org


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    Unlocking the Cabinet of Curiosity: An International Museum Day Special 2022

    Unlocking the Cabinet of Curiosity: An International Museum Day Special 2022

    Another Museum Day Special! We continue the tradition of virtually touring museums in South Asia, and bring another museum to you!
    We tour S. L. Bhatia History of Medicine Museum with Radhika Hegde in this episode. And wait for a surprise at the end of today's episode!

    How do you view museums? 
    Let us know on our socials @chippinawayind, or send a comment on our email at chippinawayind@gmail.com 
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