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Lessons from hell : printing and punishment in India / Christopher Pinney.

  • Pinney, Christopher
Date
2018
  • Books

About this work

Description

"This book documents the growth of printed images of punishments in hell from 19th and 20th century India. It explores what happens when new technologies of image reproduction collide with deep cultural traditions, and traces the sources of the iconography and formal visual structures that found new expression in late 19th century chromolithographs showing deeds and their punishments"--inside front cover.

Publication/Creation

Mumbai : The Marg Foundation, 2018.

Physical description

135 pages : colour illustrations ; 32 cm

Notes

Includes images of works in the Wellcome Collection: The trial of soul after death in the court of Yama, chromolithograph, page 31, and Snakes and ladders (game of heaven & hell), page 39.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • Location

    History of Medicine ZH.23

    Access

    Open shelves

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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9383243201
  • 9789383243204