ISBN 9788185822730,India Through The Lens - Photography 1840-1911

India Through The Lens - Photography 1840-1911



Mapin Publishing House

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788185822730

ISBN-10 8185822735

Hard Back

Number of Pages 315 Pages
Language (English)

The Arts

At the turn of the millennium, photography is ubiquitous and unquestioned. A century-and-a-half ago however, notes curator and scholar Vidya Dehajia, "the simple ability to produce a photograph was in itself a marvel...The early decades of the nineteenth century witnessed the pursuit of a dream, an obsession with cajoling nature into a miraculous reflection upon a surface where it could be captured and retained for all time. " India was at the vanguard of the explosion of photography; both Indian and foreigner (mainly British) strove to document and reveal the Indian landscape, people, and architecture. The essays in this book reveal the history and importance of photography in India, from appeal of the panorama to the documentation of people, places, and princes-and to the outstanding Indian photographer, Lala Deen Dayal, who was unique in being esteemed by both the world of the British and the world of princely India. This book appeals to specialists and non specialists alike-all those who love early photography of British India are bound to enjoy India Through The Lens.