Monuments, objects, histories institutions of art in colonial and post-colonial India

This book offers both an insider and outsider perspective, moving from a period that saw the consolidation of western expertise and custodianship of India's "antiquities," to the projection over the twentieth century of varying regional, nativist and national claims around the country...

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Main Author: Guha-Thakurta, Tapati
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Columbia University Press 2004
Series:Cultures of history
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Collection: DeGruyter MPG Collection - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book offers both an insider and outsider perspective, moving from a period that saw the consolidation of western expertise and custodianship of India's "antiquities," to the projection over the twentieth century of varying regional, nativist and national claims around the country's archaeological, architectural and artistic inheritance, into a present time that has pitted these objects and fields within a highly contentious politics of nationhood.
Physical Description:432 Seiten : Ill.
ISBN:0-231-12998-X