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Modernity and Art, India and Textile

A. Raghuramaraju

in Modernity in Indian Social Theory

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780198070122
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080014 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070122.003.0006
Modernity and Art, India and Textile

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This chapter argues that there is a more direct relation between modernity and the West, focusing on the link between modernity and art and literature. It shows how a different relation between modernity and art and literature exists in India. More specifically, it claims that disinheriting the past was the precondition for the rise of a new discourse of art and literature in the West. The absence of this precondition did not enable the rise of art and literature in India in the way it did in the West. However, it gave rise to the politics of textile in India.

Keywords: India; textile; modernity; art; literature; politics; West

Chapter.  4983 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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