Gods in the Time of Democracy

Gods in the Time of Democracy

by Kajri Jain

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Overview

Kajri Jain examines how the monumental statues erected in India following its economic reforms in the 1990s became a favored religious and political form with which to assert cultural, political, religious, and caste power.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478010340
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication date: 03/12/2021
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Kajri Jain is Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto and author of Gods in the Bazaar: The Economies of Indian Calendar Art, also published by Duke University Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vii
Introduction. Emergence  1
1. Statues and Sculptors  29
2. Democracy  81
3. Iconopraxis  120
4. Cars and Land  181
5. Scale  220
Notes  259
Bibliography  307
Index  323

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