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South Asian art
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1. Art historiography

The modern art historiography of South Asia began in the late 19th century within the context of a colonial knowledge production that claimed interpretive rights over a foreign culture (see Indology). Factors such as the emergence of western collections of Asian art works, the development of the art market, and the establishment of a modern museum landscape in the metropo…

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Juneja, Monica, “South Asian art”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028500>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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