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India and Its Visual Cultures: Community, Class and Gender in a Symbolic Landscape

by Uwe Skoda and Birgit Lettmann Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
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Comprehensive and novel overview of visual cultures and practices specifically in India, which goes beyond the primary or sole focus on still and moving images.

Introduction: Mapping Visual Cultures in India
Part I: Camera Works
The Photograph in Social Science ResearchGÇöA Few Ethical and Practical Questions - Malavika Karlekar
Unlikely GÇÿDevisGÇÖ: Gender and Imagination on and off the Silver Screen - Anusuya Kumar
Visualising Death and the Corpse: Perspectives on Post-mortem Photographs in Central Eastern India - Uwe Skoda and Birgit Lettmann
Part II: Folk Artistry
9/11 and the Folk Artists of Bengal - Roma Chatterji
From Ritual Images to Animated Movies: The Transformative Journey of the Sora Paintings (Central Eastern India) - C+¬cile Guillaume-Pey
Anjan SenGÇÖs Visual Poetry and the Bengal Uttar-Adhunik School - Asunci+¦n L+¦pez-Varela Azc+írate
Part III: Market Signs
The Visual Culture of Meat-Shop Signs in Delhi - Rita Brara
The Imagery of Indian Matchmaking: Representations of Community, Class and Gender in a Transnational Online Matrimonial Market - Fritzi-Marie Titzmann
Part IV: Pictorial Politics
A Museum, a Memorial, and a Martyr: Politics of Memory in the Sikh Golden Temple - Radhika Chopra
Divine Order, Social Disorder: Debating the Visual Representations of - Laloo Prasad Yadav Ronie Parciack and Ilanit Loewy Shacham
Amma Provides for All: Popular Devotional Aesthetics, Material Politics and the Amman in Tamil Nadu - Jill Reese
Part V: Monumental Landscapes/Building GÇÿMonumentsGÇÖ in a World-Class City: Aesthetics and Politics of Contemporary Delhi - Sushmita Pati
MayawatiGÇÖs Politics of Sthals: Spectacle of the Symbolic Landscape - Upasona Khound