By Julie Codell
This book is a richly illustrated collection of essays on the global media representations of the Delhi Coronation Durbars of 1877, 1903 and 1911, with a focus on colonial photography of these monumental events. Authors draw on art history, anthropology, history and geography to analyze the social, political and ideological ways in which photography was deployed to record and enhance these imperial spectacles, and the subtle ways photographs also critiqued and undermined the imperial intentions of these events. The book is part of an innovative series on colonial photography that draws on the vast archives of thousands of colonial photographs of British imperial colonies in the Ebrahim Alkazi Foundation for the Arts (New Delhi).
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