Visual Histories of South Asia

By: Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes & Marcus Banks (Eds.)

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This volume is one of the first comprehensive contributions to the rapidly developing cross disciplinary scholarship that connects visual studies with South Asian historiography. The key purpose of the book is to introduce scholars and students of South Asian and Indian history to the first in-depth evaluation of visual research methods as a valid research framework for new historical studies. The volume identifies and evaluates current developments in visual sociology and digital anthropology relevant to the study of contemporary South Asian constructions of personal and national identities. Owing to its wide-ranging theoretical methodology, from concepts of visual perception to media semiotics, Visual Histories of South Asia covers a rich thematic agenda with contributions ranging from ethnographic research to gender studies, fine arts analyses, theoretical and methodological questions, economic structures, international politics and contemporary cultural patterns. In charting the theoretical and historical advances in visual and historical studies dedicated to South Asia, and by addressing issues of private and national memory within regional, national, and contemporary South Asian iconography, from the mid-seventeenth century to the early twenty-first century, and the thirteen contributions selected for this volume are of immediate relevance to visual theorists and historians, sociologists and cultural anthropologists, as well as to students and scholars of South Asian history and culture. Printed Pages: 312.

Title: Visual Histories of South Asia

Author Name: Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes & Marcus Banks (Eds.)

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2018

ISBN: 9789386552440

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701493

Keywords: Visual Histories of South Asia Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes & Marcus Banks (Eds.)