Transculturality, Sensoriality, and Politics of Decorative Arts of Kerala, India
thesisposted on 2020-12-01, 00:00 authored by Deepthi Murali
This dissertation examines the historical and contemporary lives of transcultural decorative arts produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Kerala, India, arguing for their sensorial and political efficacy in colonial and courtly sociopolitical encounters in India and Europe. Simultaneously, this dissertation investigates how art is made in littoral Kerala through diverse transcultural practices.
Degree GrantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Degree namePhD, Doctor of Philosophy
Committee MemberHarmansah, Ömür Liechty, Mark Mantena, Rama Heston, Mary Beth
Submitted dateDecember 2020