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Empires of LightVision, Visibility and Power in Colonial India$
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Niharika Dinkar

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526139634

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.7765/9781526139641

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Introduction: writing photo-graphic histories of empire

Introduction: writing photo-graphic histories of empire

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(p.1) Introduction: writing photo-graphic histories of empire
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Empires of Light
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Niharika Dinkar

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526139641.00006

The introduction examines the empire of light formulated at the intersection of industrial and imperial visual technologies during the era of the industrialisation of light. It argues that this had a profound impact on public life and practices of seeing, instituting new regimes of visibility. It asks how this was a legacy of Enlightenment ideas of light and evaluates its reception and negotiation by Indian artists.

Keywords:   Empire, Light, Visual technologies, Industrialisation, Enlightenment, Visibility, Indian artists

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