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Lessons from hell : printing and punishment in India / Christopher Pinney ; editors, Jyotindra Jain, Naman P. Ahuja.

Author/Creator:
Pinney, Christopher author.
Publication:
Mumbai : The Marg Foundation, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
135 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Series:
Marg publications (Mumbai, India) ; v.69, no.3.
Marg quarterly publications ; v.69, no.3
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Subjects:
Prints -- India -- Technique -- History -- 19th century.
Prints -- India -- Technique -- History -- 20th century.
Hell in art -- 19th century.
Hell in art -- 20th century.
Punishment in art.
Chromolithography -- India -- 19th century.
Chromolithography -- India -- 20th century.
Chromolithography.
Hell in art.
Prints -- Technique.
India.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"This book documents the growth of printed images of punishments in hell from 19th and 20th century India. It explores what happens when new technologies of image reproduction collide with deep cultural traditions, and traces the sources of the iconography and formal visual structures that found new expression in late 19th century chromolithographs showing deeds and their punishments"--inside front cover.
Contents:
Lessons from Hell: The oldest of archives
"Atrocious representations"
Myth, play and pedagogy
Short notes on Heaven
Printing in India
Veracity and the "public"
Puranic origins
Colonial Hell
Indian hells in a global context
The architecture of Hell
Yampats
The mechanics of mimesis
Dalit critiques
The history of Hell
Celluloid Hell
Mimesis as an infection
From Karni Bharni to ideal boy
The politics of Karni Barni
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments.
Notes:
"Vol. 69 no. 3 March 2018"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-133) and index.
Contributor:
Jain, Jyotindra, 1943- editor.
Marg Foundation (Mumbai, India), publisher, copyright holder.
ISBN:
9789383243204
9383243201
OCLC:
1004903135