skip to content
Afterimage of empire : photography in nineteenth-century India Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Afterimage of empire : photography in nineteenth-century India

Author: Zahid R Chaudhary
Publisher: London : University of Minnesota Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Afterimage of Empire provides a philosophical and historical account of early photography in India that focuses on how aesthetic experiments in colonial photography changed the nature of perception. Considering photographs from the Sepoy Revolt of 1857 along with landscape, portraiture, and famine photography, Zahid R. Chaudhary explores larger issues of truth, memory, and embodiment. Chaudhary scrutinizes the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chaudhary, Zahid R.
Afterimage of empire.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011047428
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zahid R Chaudhary
ISBN: 9780816679508 0816679509 0816677484 9780816677481 0816677492 9780816677498
OCLC Number: 995298615
Description: 1 recurso en línea (258 páginas, 12 color plates) : ilustraciones
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Contents --
Introduction: Sensation and Photography1. Death and the Rhetoric of Photography: X Marks the Spot2. Anaesthesis and Violence: A Colonial History of Shock3. Armor and Aesthesis: The Picturesque in Difference4. Famine and the Reproduction of Affect: Pleas for SympathyCoda: Sensing the Past --
Acknowledgments --
Appendixes --
Translation of Proclamation Attributed to Nana Sahib --
Transcription and Translation of Farsi Inscriptions --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Zahid R. Chaudhary.

Abstract:

"Afterimage of Empire provides a philosophical and historical account of early photography in India that focuses on how aesthetic experiments in colonial photography changed the nature of perception. Considering photographs from the Sepoy Revolt of 1857 along with landscape, portraiture, and famine photography, Zahid R. Chaudhary explores larger issues of truth, memory, and embodiment. Chaudhary scrutinizes the colonial context to understand the production of sense itself, proposing a new theory of interpreting the historical difference of aesthetic forms. In rereading colonial photographic images, he shows how the histories of colonialism became aesthetically, mimetically, and perceptually generative. He suggests that photography arrived in India not only as a technology of the colonial state but also as an instrument that eventually extended and transformed sight for photographers and the body politic, both British and Indian. Ultimately, Afterimage of Empire uncovers what the colonial history of the medium of photography can teach us about the making of the modern perceptual apparatus, the transformation of aesthetic experience, and the linkages between perception and meaning."--

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Afterimage of Empire is an astute analysis of photographic material, from the early days of the medium. It is impressive in its ability to move with care through the different scales of Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/995298615> # Afterimage of empire : photography in nineteenth-century India
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "995298615" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mnu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1044126184#Topic/photography_india_history_19th_century> ; # Photography--India--History--19th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1044126184#Event/1800_1899> ; # 1800-1899
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1044126184#Place/india> ; # India.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1044126184#Topic/photography> ; # Photography
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/770.954/e23/> ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1044126184#Person/chaudhary_zahid_r> ; # Zahid R. Chaudhary
    schema:datePublished "2012" ;
    schema:description ""Afterimage of Empire provides a philosophical and historical account of early photography in India that focuses on how aesthetic experiments in colonial photography changed the nature of perception. Considering photographs from the Sepoy Revolt of 1857 along with landscape, portraiture, and famine photography, Zahid R. Chaudhary explores larger issues of truth, memory, and embodiment. Chaudhary scrutinizes the colonial context to understand the production of sense itself, proposing a new theory of interpreting the historical difference of aesthetic forms. In rereading colonial photographic images, he shows how the histories of colonialism became aesthetically, mimetically, and perceptually generative. He suggests that photography arrived in India not only as a technology of the colonial state but also as an instrument that eventually extended and transformed sight for photographers and the body politic, both British and Indian. Ultimately, Afterimage of Empire uncovers what the colonial history of the medium of photography can teach us about the making of the modern perceptual apparatus, the transformation of aesthetic experience, and the linkages between perception and meaning."--" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1044126184> ;
    schema:genre "History" ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1044126184#CreativeWork/afterimage_of_empire> ;
    schema:name "Afterimage of empire : photography in nineteenth-century India" ;
    schema:productID "995298615" ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10555676> ;
    schema:url <http://ezproxy.uniandes.edu.co:8080/login?url=https://muse.jhu.edu/book/24735/> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780816677498> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780816677481> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780816679508> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/995298615> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1044126184#Person/chaudhary_zahid_r> # Zahid R. Chaudhary
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Chaudhary" ;
    schema:givenName "Zahid R." ;
    schema:name "Zahid R. Chaudhary" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1044126184#Topic/photography_india_history_19th_century> # Photography--India--History--19th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Photography--India--History--19th century" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1044126184#CreativeWork/afterimage_of_empire>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Afterimage of empire." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/995298615> ; # Afterimage of empire : photography in nineteenth-century India
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780816677481>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0816677484" ;
    schema:isbn "9780816677481" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780816677498>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0816677492" ;
    schema:isbn "9780816677498" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780816679508>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0816679509" ;
    schema:isbn "9780816679508" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.