Monuments, objects, histories : institutions of art in colonial and postcolonial India / Tapati Guha-Thakurta.
Art history as it is largely practiced in Asia as well as in the West is a western invention. In India, works of art-sculptures, monuments, paintings-were first viewed under colonial rule as archaeological antiquities, later as architectural relics, and by the mid-20th century as works of art within...
New York :
Columbia University Press,
|Series:||Cultures of history.
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- LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
- 1. The empire and its antiquities: Two pioneers and their scholarly fields
- 2. The museum in the colony: Collecting, conserving, classifying
- 3. Interlocuting texts and monuments: The coming of age of the "native" scholar
- 4. Between the nation and the region: The locations of a bengali archaeologist
- 5. Wresting the nation's prerogative: Art history and nationalism in bengal
- 6. The demands of independence: From a national exhibition to a national museum
- 7. "For the greater glory of indian art": Travels and tray ails of a yakshi
- 8. Art history and the nude: On art, obscenity, and sexuality in contemporary India
- 9. Archaeology and the monument: On two contentious sites of faith and history