📖[PDF] Empires of light by Niharika Dinkar | Perlego
Get access to over 750,000 titles
Start your free trial today and explore our endless library.
Join perlego now to get access to over 750,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 750,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 750,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 750,000 books
Empires of light
Empires of light
📖 Book - PDF

Empires of light

Vision, visibility and power in colonial India
Niharika Dinkar
shareBook
Share book
pages
304 pages
language
English
format
ePUB (mobile friendly) and PDF
availableOnMobile
Available on iOS & Android
📖 Book - PDF

Empires of light

Vision, visibility and power in colonial India
Niharika Dinkar
Book details
Table of contents
Citations

About This Book

Light was central to the visual politics and imaginative geographies of empire, even beyond its role as a symbol of knowledge and progress in post-Enlightenment narratives. This book describes how imperial mappings of geographical space in terms of 'cities of light' and 'hearts of darkness' coincided with the industrialisation of light (in homes, streets, theatres) and its instrumentalisation through new representative forms (photography, film, magic lanterns, theatrical lighting). Cataloguing the imperial vision in its engagement with colonial India, the book evaluates responses by the celebrated Indian painter Ravi Varma (1848–1906) to reveal the centrality of light in technologies of vision, not merely as an ideological effect but as a material presence that produces spaces and inscribes bodies.

Read More

Information

Publisher
Manchester University Press
Year
2019
ISBN
9781526139658
Topic
Art
Subtopic
Art General
Edition
1

Table of contents