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INDIAN RENAISSANCE : british romantic art and the prospect of india.

Author: HERMIONE DE GILPIN GEORGE H ALMEIDA
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], ROUTLEDGE, 2016.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: HERMIONE DE GILPIN GEORGE H ALMEIDA
ISBN: 1138266361 9781138266360
OCLC Number: 982559665
Contents: Contents: Foreword; Part I The idea of India: tiger, tree and cave: Tigers of all stripes; The great Banyan tree of India; The Cave Temple of Elephanta: eroticism and art; The Indian prospect in English Romantic art and literature; Sanskrit translations for an Indian Renaissance; The ideal of India: ancient India as the uroffenbarung of the Romantic era; Part II Oriental fantasies and Indian prospects: Tilly Kettle's theater of India; The dancing girl of Faizabad; Artists and traders at Oudh; Edenic nights and everyday living; The paradise of the Nayars; Natural paradise and natural history; Part III English Romantic art and the Indian prospect: The Royal Academy and the prospect of India; Patronage of learning - by a Governor General; Hodges' Indian sublime; Temple gloom and rural complexity; Conversations in Calcutta abd Oudh; The legacy of Clive and Hastings; Part IV Storming Seringapatam: The drama and romance of empire: Little boys lost; Romantic, revolutionary Mysore; Storming Seringapatam; Imperial vision: the progress from Cornwallis to Wellesley; The view from the hill-forts; Part V Thomas Daniell and the picturesque possession of India: 'Times are changed': early and late views of Calcutta; Travel and picturesque possession; Oriental Scenery: from Bengal to Madras, 1795-97; Twelve 'singular' Antiquities of India, 1799-1800; Objects and scenes of conquest, 1801-1803; Twenty-Four Landscapes composed too perfectly, 1804-1805; Singular India, 1808; Part VI Dark prospects in the light of empire: 'Something new' - the freaks of gold; Devolution of an Indian prospect; Missionaries of empire; The imperial sublime of James Baillie Fraser; Savage forms and natural landscapes for the imperial traveler; Charles D'Oyly - the view from an elephant's back; Part VII Elegies to an Indian Renaissance: Empire follows art: the retrospections of Hodges and Zoffany; Blake's prophecies against empire; Blake's 'Indian' epic; Turner and the dragons of empire; George Chinnery

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