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VISUAL HISTORIES: PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE POPULAR IMAGINATION. Malavika Karlekar. Oxford University Press, 2013. 196 pp. with 40 ills. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN 9780198090267 In English.
Publisher's description: Not much is known about how the coming of photography changed visual discourse or affected people's lives. Divided into two sections, this selection of 32 essays, each illustrated with archival photographs, looks at the camera in the colonial era and in post-independent India. In the nineteenth century, the camera and the studio became necessary prostheses in the new engagement between the colonized and the rulers. Europeans in India-of whom the British were the largest in number-were the initial users of the photographic studio. Early studio images of the sahib-civil servant, lawyer, tea planter, missionary, and so on-are among the first available visuals; soon the memsahib appeared at his side with or without self-conscious offspring. The events of 1857 marked a watershed in photography in India. By this time, as the urban middle classes started patronizing photographic studios, these became instrumental in fracturing notions of space and visibility: where the use of public space was governed by the discriminatory practices of race and gender, the photographic studio became a shared locale.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Photography
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 158445
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