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The Blurring of Distinctions: The Art Work and the Religious Icon in Contemporary India

Talk by Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta

Monday, April 07, 2008
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Tapati Guha-Thakurta is Professor of History at The Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. Recent Publications include The Aesthetics of the Popular Print: Lithographs and Oleographs from 19th and 20th Century India; Monuments, Objects, Histories: Institutions of Art in Colonial and Postcolonial India; Visual Worlds of Modern Bengal: An introduction to the pictorial and photographic material in the  documentation archive of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences; Representing the Bengali Modern: Dharmanarayan Dasgupta; In Her Own Right: Remembering the Artist, Karuna Shaha; The Making of a New 'Indian' Art: Artists, Aesthetics and Nationalism in Bengal.



*Photographing Lakshmi, from "Native Women of South India: Manners and Customs", a photo-performance series by Pushpamala N. and Claire Arni, 2006.

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