Between the years 1707 and 1857, the cultural centre of Delhi in North India was the locus of a dramatic shift of power with the decline of the Mughal Empire and the rise of the British Raj. This book brings to attention the critical transitional period altered Indian culture, politics, and art, and brought unprecedented artistic innovation and experimentation. The works discussed, based on primary research by the author arising out of her doctoral work, re-conceptualise this neglected period as a critical phase of early colonial India's art history through drawing focus on the agency of hitherto unknown local artists.
|Publisher||Yale University Press|
|Commissioning body||Asia Society|
|Number of pages||212|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Mar 2012|