Art and nationalism in colonial india

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Art And Nationalism In Colonial India: Occidental Orientations by Partha Mitter

Partha Mitter tells the story of Indian art during the Raj, set against the interplay of colonialism and nationalism. The work addresses the tensions and contradictions that attended the advent of European naturalism in India, and traces the artistic evolution from unquestioning westernisation to the construction of Hindu national identity. Through a wide range of literary and pictorial sources, the author balances the study of colonial cultural institutions with the ideologies of the nationalist movements which followed.
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Art and nationalism in colonial India, 1850-1922 : occidental orientations

Partha Mitter's book is a pioneering study of the history of modern art on the Indian subcontinent from to The author tells the story of Indian art during the Raj, set against the interplay of colonialism and nationalism. The work addresses the tensions and contradictions that attended the advent of European naturalism in India, as part of the imperial design for the westernisation of the elite, and traces the artistic evolution from unquestioning westernisation to the construction of Hindu national identity. Through a wide range of literary and pictorial sources, Art and Nationalism in Colonial India balances the study of colonial cultural institutions and networks with the ideologies of the nationalist and intellectual movements which followed. The result is a book of immense significance, both in the context of South Asian history and in the wider context of art history. Art education and Rajpatronage. Salon artists and the rise of the Indian public.

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Partha Mitter's pioneering work tells the story of Indian art during the Raj from , set against the interplay of colonialism and nationalism. Table of contents. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item It provides the first comprehensive analysis of the development of modern art in India after the decline of the traditional schools of miniature painting It provides the first comprehensive analysis of the development of modern art in India after the decline of the traditional schools of miniature painting alongside the general demise of Indian court patronage in the early nineteenth century

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