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During the last half of the eighteenth century, a group of Roman Catholic Capuchin friars from Italy were active as missionaries in various towns in Bihar and also in Chandernagore. Their principal stations in Bihar were Bettiah and Patna. Four of these missionaries wrote letters, essays, books...
By exploring the portrait genre as the modular form in Ravi Varma's artistic oeuvre, this article explores the question of modernity in Ravi Varma's art. It argues that unlike the work of others artistes of nineteenth century India, Ravi Varma was uniquely positioned in that his modernity is not...
Cattle theft was a common crime in British India, and yet one marked by contradictions. While the protection of property was for many a defining feature of the modern state, colonial administrators were often loath to interfere in the negotiations by which Indians commonly arranged the return of...
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