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BOOK LAUNCH : Art Heritage presents 'The Uprising of 1857' > 6:30pm on 18th November 2017

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Venue : Art Heritage Gallery (Basement), Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg
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Time : 6:30 pm Add to Calendar 18/11/2017 18:30 18/11/2017 20:00 Asia/Kolkata BOOK LAUNCH : Art Heritage presents 'The Uprising of 1857' Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/11/book-launch-art-heritage-presents.html Art Heritage Gallery (Basement), Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi - 110001 DD/MM/YYYY

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Venue : Art Heritage Gallery (Basement), Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi - 110001
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Event Description : BOOK LAUNCH : Art Heritage presents 'The Uprising of 1857'

Published by the Alkazi Collection of Photography in association with Mapin publishing on the occasion of 70 year's of India's independence and as a part of UK-India Year of Culture.

A  brief  about  the  publication: The ‘sepoy revolt’ was among the first fully photographed wars in the history of documentary photography in India. This volume offers multiple perspectives on the ‘Ghadar’ or Uprising of 1857, and deconstructs the grand narratives associated with colonial historiography. Using rare archival photographs from the Alkazi Collection, together with supplementary visual material, these essays re-­evaluate the ‘evidence’ and official reading of the Uprising. 

Linked accounts negotiate ‘Mutiny’ landscapes and architecture: the internal dynamic of the rebellion decoded through topography and monuments, including memorials, cemeteries, churches and forts, as well as the sites of appalling atrocity and retribution—besieged barracks, burning villages, gallows at crossroads and looted palaces. 

Along with rebels, British troops and their determined generals, and various professional and amateur photographers caught up in documenting the turbulence, the dramatic vista of the Mutiny in these essays is also inhabited by a range of significant charactersPresscentral to the action, including the warrior queen Lakshmi Bai, the exiled last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar and the poet Mirza Ghalib.

Edited by: Rosie Llewellyn-­‐Jones 
Dr. Llewellyn-­‐Jones is a well-­‐known British scholar with particular expertise on the interaction between India and Britain during the colonial period. Based in London, Dr. Llewellyn-­‐Jones is the archivist for the Royal Society for Asian Affairs and a Council member of the Royal Asiatic Society. She was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2015 for services to the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA) and British Indian Studies.

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