Published August 14, 2018
Reference - 170 Pages
ISBN 9781138352711 - CAT# K395440
Published April 5, 2016
Reference - 170 Pages
ISBN 9781472458995 - CAT# Y257312
Series: British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Barry Finnbarr Flood
Chapter 1: From Personal Collections to Cultural Portal: India, Ireland, and the Chester Beatty Library
Chapter 2: Loss and the Families of Empire: Thoughts on an Irish artist’s Portrait of a bibi
Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
Chapter 3: The Dromana Gate: An Indian Fantasy in Ireland
Chapter 4: Style/Theosophies: Character and Descent in the Celtic Revival
'Edited by Kathleen James-Chakraborty, this pioneering study asks "What can we learn from the presence of India in art, architecture and visual culture in Ireland, about empire and its aftermath, and about the importance of the visual to cross-cultural exchange?" The contributors ... not only provide thought-provoking responses to this multifaceted question but they also break new ground for further research into the cross-cultural meeting of Ireland and India in the visual arts.'
- Irish Arts Review
'What a fascinating book this is! India in Art in Ireland assembles a group of suggestive and incisive studies, richly illuminating this complex subject.'
- Mark Crinson, University of Manchester, UK
'India in Art in Ireland probes the complex intersections of Irish and Indian art, culture, politics, and history, providing readers with a sense of this rich engagement across time and geography. From the Chester Beatty Library collection of Indian paintings to the "Hindu-Gothick" Dromana Gate, and from Thomas Hickey’s Portrait of a Bibi to Harry Clarke’s stained glass The Eve of St. Agnes, the essays in this volume investigate often overlooked moments of contact to draw forth the fascinating, fraught, and incredibly productive aesthetic conversation between India and Ireland. The book promises to refocus our attention on these moments of intersection and engagement, enabling new assessments of the Irish-Indian encounter over the last three centuries and more.'
- Rebecca M. Brown, Johns Hopkins University, USA
'India in Art in Ireland is a pioneering book that highlights India’s influences in Ireland as seen through art, architecture and visual culture. The essays in this book explore a range of objects and images, such as, a portrait, a ceremonial gateway, a stained glass window, and a recent photograph, as well as collecting practices. In doing so, the authors reveal the connected histories of two important colonies of the British Empire: Ireland, and India. In the process, the authors’ unravel a complex intertwined history of collecting, intimate life, personal encounters, intellectual thought, and nationalist aspirations that are vital to an understanding of empire and its aftermath.'
- Preeti Chopra, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA and author of A Joint Enterprise: Indian Elites and the Making of British Bombay
'Here is a groundbreaking volume filled with thought-provoking essays by eminent art and architectural historians about a little explored subject: India in the visual cultures of Ireland within the broader context of the British empire. A must read for scholars interested in the art, architecture, and literature of Ireland, Britain, and South Asia.'
- Romita Ray, Syracuse University, USA