'Excess in the city? the consumption of imported prints in colonial Calcutta, c.1780-c.1795'.
In: Ramaswamy, S and Jay, M, (eds.)
Empires of Vision: A Reader.
Duke University Press: Durham NC.
This article (here listed to be reprinted in a collection of essays) questions the tense relations between scarcity in excess in colonial Calcutta. Using the imported print trade as a focus, it seeks to question the exigent presence of art in modern cities. I argue that the white community, although vain and capricious developed a deeply ambivalent attitude towards the consumption of images.
|Title:||'Excess in the city? the consumption of imported prints in colonial Calcutta, c.1780-c.1795'|
|Keywords:||fetish, prints, colonialism, scarcity, waste|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences|
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